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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2005
Release No. NC-1
CITY DISTRIBUTES NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD ELECTION BALLOTS
The City is mailing Neighorhood Board election ballots to more than 215,000
Residents 18 years or older can vote. There are 538 people running for 444 seats on the 32
Ballots must be returned to the City postmarked no later than April 18.
Election results will be announced on May 1. The election winners will begin their two-year term of office on June 1.
The Neighborhood Board system was created by the 1972 City Charter Review Commission and approved by
The Neighborhood Commission, which oversees the boards, has designated 35 neighborhoods on
The boards meet once a month and discuss a limitless range of issues of interest. Board members serve without pay. The boards are strictly advisory, but are often the first level of government where citizen concerns and complaints are aired.
Voting in the current election is open to all registered voters and any other adult who previously registered for the Neighborhood Board elections. (You need not be a
Each voter should receive a ballot, a return envelope and an information sheet with brief descriptions of each candidate.
Neighborhood Commission Executive Secretary Baybee Hufana-Ablan said the staff began mailing out ballots last week. Two problems have been reported and corrective action is being taken:
· 614 registered voters on
· The wrong information sheets were sent to voters in some Waianae Neighborhood subdistricts because of a contractor error. New information sheets are being sent to all 10,897 voters in the Waianae area. They received the correct ballots; only the information sheets were mixed up. Those Waianae residents who have already voted and wish to change their vote should contact the Neighborhood Commission at 527-5579 for new ballots. The old ones will be discarded. Those Waianae residents who have not yet voted should wait until they receive the new information sheets by early next week. The same information is being posted on the Neighborhood Commission website, www.honolulu.gov/nco
Hufana-Ablan said all voters should receive their ballots by the end of next week. Those who do not should call the Neighorhood Commission at 527-5579.
For more information contact:
Baybee Hufana-Ablan, Neighborhood Commission executive secretary, 527-5749
Elwin Spray, Neighborhood Commission elections coordinator, 527-5758
|Thursday, March 24, 2005|