Honolulu Star-Advertiser Column: Hawaii’s vote-by-mail works, but improvements are necessary
Hawaii’s vote-by-mail process adopted in 2019, prior to the advent of the coronavirus, was proven emphatically to work. It significantly increased Hawaii’s disgracefully low voter turnout rate, even in the middle of a pandemic. Voter turnout increased by more than 16% over the previous primary in a general election year, and by more than 14% over the prior general election!
Even though Hawaii’s mail-in balloting process was successful, improvements should still be made.
This column was authored by Sandy Ma, Executive Director, Common Cause Hawaii