Friday, April 28, 2017

Voting For 2017 Neighborhood Board Election Runs Through May 19 -- Here's How To Take Part

Here are key facts about participating in the election, including how to cast an online ballot, from our friends at the Honolulu Neighborhood Commission.
Who can vote?
Any Oahu resident who will be at least 18 years of age by February 17, 2017 can become a registered voter, including military personnel, military family members, and legal resident aliens.

How do I register to vote?
If you voted in the 2016 State elections, you are automatically eligible to vote in the 2017 Neighborhood Board elections. If you are not registered for the State elections, learn how here: State Voter Registration
Voter registration for the 2017 Neighborhood Board elections has now ended. 

How do I find out what Board area I live in?
There is a street index posted online at  
Assistance is also available by calling 768-3781.

When will the Board elections take place?
The election is slated to begin April 28, 2017 and end May 19, 2017.

When will I receive my passcode?
Passcodes will be mailed out prior to Friday, April 28, 2017. You should expect to receive it within 3-4 days.

Online Voting:
Log onto
Online Voting Ends: 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017

Don’t have internet access?
The following voting sites with computer access will be open during the voting period of April 28, 2017 through May 19, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.:
· Kapolei Hale conference room A, 1000 Ulu'ohi'a Street (Monday thru Friday)
·  Kapalama Hale, Dillingham Boulevard, Suite 160 (Monday thru Friday)
· The KEY project in Kahalu‘u at 47-200 Waihe‘e Road from 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Monday thru Friday)
· Any public library on Oahu within the Hawaii State Public Library System (see library hours)

Voting by Mail
If you are unable to vote online, you may request a paper ballot by calling the Ballot Request Hotline at 768-3763 no later than Monday, May 15, 2017, 4:30 p.m. with your full name, last four digits of your SSN, and residential address. Returned ballots must be postmarked by Friday, May 19, 2017 and received by the NCO no later than Friday, May 26, 2017.

When will the results be announced?
The results are released no later than 7 days following the end of voting.

How often do Neighborhood Boards get elected?
Neighborhood Boards are elected every two years, in odd numbered years.

Why doesn’t NCO hold elections in conjunction with the State elections?
The State has opined that the neighborhood board elections may not be permitted into the state's polling places during the conduct of state or county elections.

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