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2013 NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD ELECTIONS CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD OPENS

 

(Fri., Dec. 21, 2012) −  Oahu residents can file to run for a seat on their Neighborhood Board by applying online at www1.honolulu.gov/nco or at 2013NBElection.everyonecounts.com.

 

Candidate registration forms for residents who do not have internet access are available at the Neighborhood Commission Office. Call 768-3717 for a form to be mailed to you.

 

Candidacy is open to Oahu residents who will be at least 18 years of age by February 15, 2013.  The deadline to apply as a candidate is February 15, 2013.  Mailed forms must be postmarked by the deadline date and received by February 22, 2013.

 

The board membersí term of office is from July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2015.  Voting will occur between April 24 and May 17 of 2013.  Election results will be released no later than seven days following the end of voting.

 

            Residents who voted in the primary or general 2012 elections are automatically registered to vote in Neighborhood Board elections. Other residents, including military personnel, military family members, and legal resident aliens, may register to be a voter in the 2013 Neighborhood Board elections by submitting a voter registration form.  The form is posted online at www1.honolulu.gov/nco and is available through the Neighborhood Commission Office.  The deadline to register is February 15, 2013.  Mailed forms must be postmarked by the deadline date and received by February 22, 2013 to be eligible.

 

            Neighborhood Boards are elected every two years, in odd numbered years. The boards serve the community by communicating its needs and desires to government including the delivery of basic government services, economic development, and land use questions. While they are advisory, board activities may include study and review of capital improvement projects and zoning concerns. They may also conduct educational programs on governmental decision making processes and establish community goals, objectives, and priorities.

 

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NOTE:  CANDIDACY AND VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINES WERE CORRECTED FROM PREVIOUS PRESS RELEASE.  THE DEADLINE DATES ARE REVISED FROM FEBRUARY 22 TO FEBRUARY 15, AND THE RECEIVED DATE FROM MARCH 1 TO FEBRUARY 22.

 

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