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Parties urging people to vote before storms arrive

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Gubernatorial candidate David Ige and his family usually vote on election day or absentee from college. But, they cast their ballots together early at Honolulu Hale on Tuesday afternoon due to Iselle and Julio.

Senator Ige said, "We have been monitoring. We thought it would be better to take care of the voting early."

Ige has asked Big Island volunteers to hunker down, saying "We're asking campaign workers to suspend activities and monitor the storm and take care of themselves and their families first."

The storm's not the only thing driving people to the polls. So is the Governor's race between Ige, and incumbent Neil Abercrombie.

Terry Matsumoto was worried the storms would prevent him from casting his ballot. He told Hawaii News Now, "There's one particular race. I think back to one person in the 1960's. I didn't like him then and I don't like him now."

The Governor's race was also Bernie Uy's motivation for voting early. He said, "I think a lot of folks who might not come out normally to vote in a primary should pay attention to this race."

In a State with the lowest voter turnout, the parties are urging people to head to the polls before the storms arrive.

Senator Ige's youngest son Matthew is voting for the first time. He said it was a little surreal to vote for his dad for Governor. He added, "I think it's really great that my first time is in support of his first statewide election. I think we have an opportunity to make a statement about our future of Hawaii."

Below are early voting locations, taken from the Office of Elections website:

Primary: July 28th to August 7th

General: October 21st to November 1st


County of Hawaii:

Aupuni Center Conference Room

101 Pauahi Street

Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Monday through Saturday

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pahala Community Center

96-1149 Kamani Street

Pahala, Hawaii 96777

Monday through Friday

9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Waimea Community Center

65-1260 Kawaihae Road

Kamuela, Hawaii 96743

Monday through Friday

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

West Hawaii Civic Center Community Room (Building G)

74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740

Monday through Saturday

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

County of Maui:

Kalana O Maui Building

200 South High Street, Room 708

Wailuku, Hawaii 96793

Monday through Saturday

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

State Building, DAGS BLDG. #1

65 Makaena Place, Room 104

Kaunakakai, Hawaii 96748

Monday through Friday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

County of Kauai:

Historic County Building Annex Basement

4386 Rice Street

Lihue, Hawaii 96766

Monday through Saturday

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

City and County of Honolulu:

Honolulu Hale

530 South King Street

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Monday through Saturday

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Kapolei Hale

1000 Uluohia Street

Kapolei, Hawaii 96707

Monday through Saturday

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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