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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, November 29, 2002

Where to vote in tomorrow's special election

 •  All signs point to low voter turnout
 •  38 candidates seek to complete Mink's term

Advertiser Staff

Voters in tomorrow's special election will need to pay attention not only to the field of 38 candidates to complete the term of the late Rep. Patsy Mink, but also to which polling place they need to go to.

Polling places
 •  Big Island
 •  Maui County
 •  Kaua'i County
 •  O'ahu
The state Office of Elections is using only 91 of the 192 voting sites in the 2nd Congressional District (rural O'ahu, Neighbor Islands), meaning about half of the voters will cast ballots at a different place than they did for the primary and general elections.

The consolidation is meant to save money by reducing the number of poll workers.

The state has mailed blue postcards to voters to tell them which polling places they are assigned to.

In the charts linked to in the box at right, the boldface names are of polling places that will be open tomorrow. In the third column is a list of polling places that will not be open, but have been incorporated into the boldface voting site in the left-hand column.

For example, the first entry in the chart shows Ikuo Hisaoka Gym in Kohala on the Big Island will be open; people who voted there in this year's primary and general election will vote there again.

The same entry shows that people who had voted at Kohala Intermediate School this year have been reassigned to vote at Hisaoka Gym tomorrow.