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FIRST ALL-DIGITAL NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD ELECTION NEARS END

            The 2009 Neighborhood Boards election has entered the final 24 hours of the voting period. Voting ends Friday, May 22 at midnight. This year, the election was conducted using the Internet as the primary method of casting ballots, with an automated phone system being an alternative for those who do not have Internet access. Eligible voters were mailed 9-digit passcodes the first week of May. These passcodes, along with the last 4 digits of a voter’s Social Security number, allow the voter to access their ballot through either method.

“We truly hope people will take this opportunity to be part of history as the City expands its use of technology to save taxpayers money while increasing accessibility,” said Joan Manke, Executive Secretary of the Neighborhood Commission Office. “Normally, overseas voters would have problems receiving and returning paper ballots in time for them to be counted. Using this system, we were able to mail passcodes to them and they could vote from anywhere in the world that had internet or phone accessibility.”

Voters who have misplaced their passscode can visit one of the following locations during the noted hours with a picture ID and be issued their passscode. These sites also feature free computer terminals with which they can then cast their ballot.

    • Honolulu Hale Courtyard, 530 South King Street
      • Monday – Friday     8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Kapolei Hale Conference Room, 1000 Ulu'ohi'a Street
      • Monday – Friday    8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Windward City Satellite City Hall, 45-480 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Unit C06
      • Tuesday – Saturday (not open on Monday) 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Results of the election will be publicized May 26. The new board members assume office on July 1.

For more information visit the NCO website at www.honolulu.gov/nco

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Contact: Bryan Mick, Neighborhood Commission Office, 768-3717