Hawaii voters casting ballots in confusing US House election
U.S. Capitol (Image: Hawaii News Now)
By CATHY BUSSEWITZ Associated Press
HONOLULU (AP) - Voters in Hawaii have unusual ballots for the state's congressional races.
First Congressional District residents are faced with a rare double election for a single seat. The special election ballot choice fills late U.S. Rep. Mark Takai's seat for the two-month unfinished term that begins immediately after Election Day. The general election choice determines who will represent the district for the next two years starting in January.
Former U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa is one of four candidates on both columns. The Democrat is hoping to return to her old seat in Congress, which she gave up to run for Senate two years ago.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is also running for re-election against a candidate who's running as both a Republican and a Democrat in different races on the same day.
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