Storm damage forces state to postpone election for two Big Island polling places
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Chief Election Officer Scott Nago, in consultation with the State Attorney General, Hawaii County Civil Defense and the Office of the County Clerk, announced today the postponement of the primary election for two polling places in the County of Hawaii.
Roads leading to Hawaii Paradise Community Center (04-01) and Keoneopoko Elementary School (04-02) polling places are closed. “According to Hawaii County Civil Defense, the damage to roadways have left some communities in Puna isolated,” Nago says.
Nago noted that voting in the rescheduled election will be done by absentee ballot. He will be working closely with the Office of the County Clerk to develop a timeline for when ballots will be provided to voters in the affected polling places. However, votes cast by absentee ballot for these polling places will be counted and included with tomorrow’s election results, in accordance with state law.
With the exception of these two polling places, the primary election will move forward. Polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.