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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     April 30, 2007

 

 

NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD ELECTION RESULTS

WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE TOMORROW

            Results of this yearís Neighborhood Board election will be available from 7 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, May 1, 2007) at www.honolulu.gov/nco.

            A total of 44,047 ballots were cast in the elections for Oahuís 32 neighborhood boards.

Of those, 4,030 were cast via the internet. This was the first time voters had the option of voting online.

            A total of 231,351 paper ballots were mailed to voters only in areas that had contested races. As in past elections, voters in districts with uncontested races or without candidates did not receive paper ballots. All voters, even those in uncontested districts,  were eligible to use the online voting option. Overall turnout was 19.1 percent.

            Sixty-two of the 444 seats that were up for grabs in the biennial election were not filled.

The respective neighborhood boards will fill those vacant seats by appointing community members.

            Oahuís 32 neighborhood boards serve as grass-roots advisors to all levels of government on community concerns. Each board meets monthly and board members are not paid for their service. There are 138 subdistricts within the 32 board areas.

 

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Contact:

            Bryan Mick, Neighborhood Commission Office, 523-4768   

 

Monday, April 30, 2007

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