With possible severe weather on the horizon, state says to cast - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

With possible severe weather on the horizon, state says to cast primary votes early

State officials test ballot machines at the state capitol. (Image: Hawaii News Now) State officials test ballot machines at the state capitol. (Image: Hawaii News Now)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

State elections officials are busy preparing for the primary election less than a week away. But they're also keeping a close eye on impending severe weather.

Over the weekend, the State Office of Elections tested ballot counting machines at the Capitol. And with Hurricane Hector slowly churning in the direction of the islands, the elections office is encouraging voters to get their ballots in early.

"We're continuing to monitor the storm, but my advice would be to vote early if you can, either via the early walk-in site or if you have a mail ballot, mail it in early," Chief Election Officer Scott Nago said. 

As of last week Friday, election officials said about 99,000 registered voters have cast their ballots either at early polling sites or the mail. 

It's still too early to know exactly what impact will be felt from Hector, or if changes will be made to primary day voting.

The state is still looking for 400 election day volunteers on Oahu in the Kalihi and North Shore areas. Click here for more information.

Need more info on early voting? Click the link below:

It's time to cast your ballot: Polls open for early voting across Hawaii

Copyright 2018 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly