6 voters take Say residency challenge to House

6 voters take Say residency challenge to House

HONOLULU (AP) - Six voters from Palolo are turning to the Hawaii House of Representatives to determine if Rep. Calvin Say lives in the Palolo House district where he wants to be re-elected.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports a state judge last month ruled that she could not decide and the House has exclusive power to determine whether Say meets the constitutional residency requirement.

Say has represented Palolo district since 1976.

The six Palolo voters contend his actual home is with his family in Pauoa Valley.

Attorney Lance Collins represents the Palolo voters. He says he asked House Speaker Joseph Souki to review Say's residency last year and Souki deferred to the court system.

The voters in the residency lawsuit also plan to appeal the court ruling.

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