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July 21, 2017

HB 375, CD 1 (Act 214, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017) has been selected by the League of Women Voters and Common Cause Hawaii for their 2017 "Rusty Scalpel" award. The "Rusty Scalpel" award recognizes enactment of a bill whose subject has been substantially amended without opportunity for legislative review as required by the Hawaii Constitution.

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April 22, 2016

Common Cause Hawaii, League of Women Voters, and Office of Elections support Automatic Voter Registration and Vote By Mail reforms (2016).

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Hawaii adopts Election Day voter registration

July 1, 2014

Hawaii's House Bill 2590, which was introduced by Maui representative Kaniela Ing, was signed by Governor Neil Abercrombie today. HB2590 establishes voter registration at absentee polling places beginning in 2016, and adds voter registration at precinct polling places on Election Day, beginning in 2018.

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Common Cause Hawaii awarded $20,000 from the Piper Fund

March 4, 2014

Common Cause Hawaii has been awarded $20,000 from the Piper Fund, to support CCHI’s efforts to conduct public education, advocacy, and outreach to establish Hawaii’s first statewide Clean Elections program.

Common Cause Hawaii Names New Board Members

March 26, 2013

Common Cause Hawaii announces the appointment of three new board members, Jared Kuroiwa, Nikki Love, and Burt Lum, to fill its vacancies, effective immediately.

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