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City Neighborhood Boards election voting ends Friday

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Friday is the last day to vote in the city's 2011 Neighborhood Boards election.

Online voting and telephone balloting has already generated higher participation rates than the 2009 election, according to election officials.

With a current participation rate of 6.6 percent, executive secretary of the Neighborhood Commission Tom Heinrich said: "We are pleased by the increase in the voter turnout rate and are hoping that our public relations efforts in the final week to get out the vote will push participation even higher."

Election officials estimate that this cost cutting method of voting will save the city close to $85,000 the total cost for the 2011 election.

Access to the Neighborhood Boards election can be found at or by calling 907-6717.

Voters will need their pass code distributed by the city to voters via mail on May 2.

Voters who need their pass code replaced can contact the Neighborhood Commission at 768-3717 or 768-3717 .

The election will remain accessible until Friday, May 20 at 11:59 p.m.

Voters without Internet access can cast their ballots at three voting sites with online access:

· Kapolei Hale conference room D, 1000 Ulu'ohi'a Street, Kapolei, HI 96707 (M-Th 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

· Honolulu Hale Courtyard, 530 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96813 (M-Th 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

· Hau'ula Civic Center, 54-010 Kukuna Road, HI 96717 (M-W 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

Bring your pass code (delivered by mail) to the voting site.

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