Election 2004

• Candidate comparisons
Read side-by-side comparisons of Bush and Kerry on key election-year issues.

• Poll tracker
See which candidate has the edge in recent polls. Updated whenever new polls are released.

• Battleground states
Learn what's happening in key undecided states.

General election

For detailed results of each race, click on the race in the navigation bar at left.

 •  Photo gallery

November 14
 •  Hannemann names transition team

November 13
 •  Fox keeps post as GOP names House leadership

November 12
 •  Mayor-elect pays tribute to his Samoan roots
 •  Republicans accused of campaign violations

November 11
 •  Kerry vote may have swung state seats

November 7
 •  A conversation with Mufi Hannemann
 •  McCain optimistic after election

November 6
 •  O'ahu mayoral vote shifted in West
 •  Hannemann, Harris prepare for transition
 •  Bunda to remain president of Senate

November 5
 •  Electronic vote system still worries observers

November 4
 •  Heavy turnout pushed Hannemann to victory
 •  Rest of Lingle's term may be rough
 •  Elections officer says voting went smoothly

Stories from general election night:

 •  Hannemann wins in early-morning count
Mufi Hannemann was the surprise winner today in the Honolulu mayor's race, retaining a razor-thin lead after more than 4,000 absentee ballots were finally counted.

 •  Hawai'i shows strong support for Kerry
After a surprise showing by President Bush in Hawai'i polls just over a week before the election, Democrats awakened yesterday and kept the Islands comfortably blue.

 •  Democrats gain seats in House
Democrats increased their strength in the state House of Representatives this morning, turning back Republicans who had hoped to erase the Democrats' veto-proof majority.

 •  Turnout may reverse 30-year decline
A last-minute glitch delayed the final vote totals for yesterday's general election, but voting was brisk and enthusiastic at polls statewide thanks to a close presidential contest.

 •  Hawai'i voters cast off apathy, flock to polls
O'ahu voters were still standing in line to vote 45 minutes after the polls were supposed to close, delaying the release of the first election returns tonight. Even before the polls opened, a record number of Hawai'i voters already had cast their ballots.

 •  Voters OK all four constitutional amendments
Hawai'i residents approved all four constitutional amendments yesterday, giving state lawmakers the authority to adopt laws in four areas of the criminal justice system without the state courts declaring them unconstitutional.

 •  Top primary vote-getters lead BOE races
A former U.S. congressman, a former state legislator and a retired principal appeared poised to join the state Board of Education, while four incumbents seemed likely to keep their seats last night, after about 70 percent of the votes were counted.

 •  Three Democrats firmly retain seats in Congress
Hawai'i's Democratic congressional incumbents appeared to win solid re-election victories over their Republican challengers last night.

 •  OHA leader Apoliona easily re-elected trustee
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs board of trustees appears poised to return to business managing the trust fund for Native Hawaiians with last night's re-election of the only two incumbents in contested races.

 •  Anderson defeats Vaught to win Maui council seat
Council aide Michelle Anderson will succeed her boss, Wayne Nishiki, after capturing the only open seat on the nine-member Maui County Council.

 •  Yukimura tops Kaua'i vote
Incumbent councilwoman and former mayor JoAnn Yukimura won an impressive victory at the top of the list of 14 Kaua'i County Council candidates last night, reigniting talk of a new bid for the mayor's seat in two years.

Honolulu Mayor-elect Mufi Hannemann has set up a temporary office at the City Hall Annex. Hannemann has named the leaders of his mayoral transition team, which will be headed by developer D.G. "Andy" Anderson and Christine Camp Friedman, the managing director of Avalon Development Co. and chairwoman of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawai'i.

Bruce Asato • The Honolulu Advertiser

His shirt stained with sweat, new Honolulu mayor Mufi Hannemann helps his campaign workers put back chairs after his election night rally at Dole Cannery.

Richard Ambo • The Honolulu Advertiser

Lily Zimmerman, 2, went looking for her parents as they voted at Manoa Valley District Park on Election Day.

Rebecca Breyer • The Honolulu Advertiser

Healy, a Yorkshire silky, is held by Karen Fukushima as she waits for her brother to vote at Kapalama Elementary School.

Jeff Widener • The Honolulu Advertiser

Shawn Lee, 6 peeks out from behind a curtain as his parents Robert and Lisa Lee vote at Farrington High School. The family is from Kalihi.

Jeff Widener • The Honolulu Advertiser

Miriam Arroyo, a precinct official, center, helps a voter at Waimanalo Elementary School insert her ballot into the ballot box while a voter in the background ponders his choices before using the electronic system to vote.

Deborah Booker • The Honolulu Advertiser

Dorothy Kauihou, 78, from Kalihi, is assisted to a voting booth at Farrington High School.

Jeff Widener • The Honolulu Advertiser

A voter waits in line at the polls at 'Aina Haina Elementary School.

Jeff Widener • The Honolulu Advertiser

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