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LWVHC Voter information Bulletin cover 2020

Learn about the 2020 County Charter Amendments

The Voter Information Bulletin includes pros & cons and fiscal analysis for the 16 Amendments on the November ballot

LWVHC members spoke with Sherry Bracken of Island Conversations, Sept. 2020

2020 County Charter Amendments

Listen to LWV members and Sherry Bracken on Island Conversations discuss the pros & cons of the 16 Charter Amendments on the 2020 ballot.

2020 General Election Ballot for HI County - sample

View Your 2020 General Election Candidates & Ballot

Click here to see your candidates (p. 1) and the 16 proposed County Charter Amendments (p. 2)

LWVHC 100th Anniversary Proclamation with Gov. David Ige

100th Anniversary of LWV - Hawai'i State Celebration - Honolulu

Gov. David Ige celebrates the 100th Anniversary with a Proclamation presented to members of the LWV State Board, and Hawai'i and Honolulu County leagues.

LWVHC Proclamation by Mayor Harry Kim on League's 100th Anniversary

100th Anniversary of League

Mayor Harry Kim signs a proclamation celebrating the League's 100th Anniversary

Hawai'i County Council celebrates League's 100th Anniversary on Feb. 5th

Hawai'i Island County Council celebrates the League's 100th Annivesary

Messages by LWVHC members at the event recognized milestones such as Hawai'i State Rep. Patsy Mink, LWV member and first woman of color elected to House of Representatives.

Sandy Ma of Common Cause Hawai'i speaks on Vote By Mail

Voter Education

Sandy Ma of Common Cause Hawai'i speaks on Vote By Mail, which will start with the 2020 Elections

FORUM LWVHC Party Forum in Waimea 200111

Voter Education - Party Panel

Learn more about this panel discussion on "Big Island Political Parties Prepare for 2020 Elections"

People Powered Fair Maps national map

Voting & Elections

Learn more about LWVHC's work on full and fair representation through People Powered Fair Maps.

LWVHC 190729 Hawai'i Charter Commission Chair Douglas S Adams

Voting & Elections

Learn more about the 2020 Proposed Charter Amendments (under Resources)

Voter Registration Drive - Wiki Hilo

Voter Registration Drive

Learn more about upcoming elections and LWV events like registration drives

LWV Candidate Forum in West Hawaii

Candidate Forum in West Hawai'i

Click here to check for Candidate Forums and other voter education events

League of Women Voters - 100+ Years Strong

League of Women Voters - 100 Years Strong

Learn more about the history of the League at the county, state and national levels

LWV Hawaii County Members counting votes in Waikoloa

Vote Counting in Waikoloa

Learn more about the League's Vote Counting & Election Services

2020 Hilo Women's March Voter's Registration Drive

Voter Registration

17 new voters completed their voter registrations at the Hilo Women's March. Learn more about 2020 voting.

Hawai'i County

The League of Women Voters works at local, state and national levels to educate policy makers and the public on pressing issues, and takes concerted action to achieve positive change in our communities.

The League of Women Voters of Hawai'i County has been a part of the Big Island community since the 1960s. Members of the Hawai'i Island League work on local, state and national issues that they are passionate about, such as protecting voter rights and transparency and ethics in government. Learn more about our programs.

For more information about the Big Island League, contact us at (808) 933-VOTE (messages only) or by email at lwvhawaiicty [at] gmail.com, read our current newsletter here, and see past events here.

Note: As we continue to monitor the Coronavirus, the health and safety of our members is paramount. The League has canceled all face-to-face League events and meetings for the time being. Dates and events posted may change. Please check this website for updates, or contact the League.

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Blog Post

The League of Women Voters of Hawai`i County has just published the Voter's Information Bulletin, a non-partisan guide to the proposed

Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, portrait 1915
Press Mention

Lee stood out as a Chinese immigrant, giving speeches, writing articles and helping to lead a 10,000-strong march through the streets of New York City when she was just a teenager.

200918 US Census Hawaii County Response Rate Update
Press Mention

By Nancy Cook Lauer

After a very slow start that saw few people returning their census questionnaires, Hawaii picked up the pace to the point that it now has the third-highest rate in the nation for census forms completed.

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Event Date: 
Oct 5 2020 (All day)
Event location: 

In front of Safeway

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Event Date: 
Oct 5 2020 (All day)
Event location: 

County Center - Hamakua corner near Pauahi Street

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Event Date: 
Oct 5 2020 (All day)
Event location: 

Malama Market

The Office of Elections is holding a Wiki Wiki Voter Registration event on October 2nd and 5th (Fri. & Mon.) from 9 am - 4:30 p.m. at Malama Market, Pahoa. The League will be assisting.

Hawaii 2020 Census - Your 'Ohana Counts!
Event Date: 
Sep 30 2020 (All day)

On August 3rd, the U.S.

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Public Statement
Voter Registration 200709 Pahoa at Malama Mart

A strong community awareness drive across tv, radio, print and social media coupled with a growing conviction of the need to vote combined for a high turnout at the League's three Voter Registration events on July 8 - 9 in  Pahoa, Kona and Hilo.

LWVHC's Program Planning Process

Each year's program plan is considered and voted on at our Annual Meetings in April. This program plan reflects the activities we will focus on, and how we will promote the League's positions on these public policy issues to government officials, the media and the public.

Programs for 2020 - 2021

A) Voter Education & Access

Chair: Bradley Clark

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Press Mention

From the Hawaii Tribune-Herald, June 13th, 2020:

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On June 5th, members of the State Legislature sent a joint letter to the Hawaii County Clerk requesting the establishment of additional Voting Service Centers and places of deposit. The text of the letter is below.

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Public Statement

On May 30th, the League sent letters to County Council Members Ashley Kierkiewicz (District 4) and Matthew Kaneali‘i-Kleinfelder (District 5) advocating for additional Voting Service Centers on Hawai`i Island.