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SPECIAL ELECTION IN MARCH FOR NEW NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD
A special election will be held on March 14 and 15.
The area to be represented by the new board was previously represented by the Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board Number 24.
Residents from Nanakuli and Maili petitioned the Neighborhood Commission last year to form a separate board to represent their communities. The Neighborhood Commission voted 6-to-1 on January 28 to create the new board.
The candidates in alphabetical order are:
Hanalei Y. Aipoalani
Mervina K.M. Cash-Kaeo
Johnny V. Chin
Guillermo S. (Guill)
Donna M. Gatewood
George Grace III
Josiah L. Black Hoohuli
Janelle L. Kaohu
James Kimo Kelii
Victor A. Kila
Jackie K. Ku
Eddie K. Kunipo
Henry K. Makanani
James K. Manaku Sr.
Raymond M. Mook
Paul Kaipo Pomaikai Sr.
Cynthia K.L. Rezentes
Nathan K. Tai
Patty Kahanamoku Teruya
Neddie G. Waiamau-Nunuha
Candidate profiles are available online at http://www.honolulu.gov/nco and will be posted at the polling stations.
Any current resident of these communities who voted in the 2006 statewide elections is eligible to vote in this special election. Residents who did not vote in 2006 were able to register directly with the
Voters may cast ballots in any of three polling stations:
· Kapolei Hale,
· Maili Elementary School Cafeteria,
· Ka Waihona O Ka Na'auao Public Charter School Cafeteria (former
Eligible voters must present a valid ID before casting their vote at a polling site.
In addition, eligible residents may request an absentee ballot by calling 768-3717 before March 5. These must be mailed in no later than March 11, 2008.
The League of Women Voters will serve as observers for this election, will conduct the tallying of votes cast following the close of the polling station at Ka Waihona O Ka Na'auao on March 15, and will certify election results.
Election results will be released no later than March 17, and will be verified by the Neighborhood Commission at its March meeting.
The new Board may hold its first meeting as soon as April 1, 2008. The candidate with the highest vote total will serve as chair pro-tem and set the first agenda. In the event of a tie, the chair pro-tem shall be decided by lot in accordance with the Neighborhood Plan.
Candidate profiles as well as boundary maps for the new board are available on the NCO website at www.honolulu.gov
Contact: Bryan Mick, 768-3710
|Tuesday, February 26, 2008|