Commission to discuss eventful Hawaii primary

Commission to discuss eventful Hawaii primary

HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii Elections Commission will be discussing the recent primary, which involved closing two precincts because of storm damage and then giving those voters a makeup election a week later.

Chief Election Officer Scott Nago is expected to provide his review of the primary at a meeting Friday. The public will also have an opportunity to comment.

The primary was held the day after Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall over southeast Hawaii, leading officials to close two precincts in the badly damaged Puna region.

Voters were initially told they would be mailed ballots, but the commission changed course and held the makeup primary.

The ACLU filed a lawsuit Thursday asking the state Supreme Court to give storm-impacted voters a chance to vote.

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