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Elections for Native Hawaiian govt may be delayed

By CATHY BUSSEWITZ
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - A group of organizations leading the Native Hawaiian government building process is considering postponing the election of officers until June.

The board of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs heard the news at a meeting Thursday.

The consortium of groups spearheading the government building process want more time to educate voters about the process.

They're also figuring out how to handle liability issues that may arise during the constitutional convention they eventually plan to hold.

The consortium is made up of Native Hawaiian community groups that meet weekly.

Any formal delay would have to be approved by the board of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

The most recent plan was to hold the elections in January. That was a delay from the original plan to hold elections between May and September.

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