West Hawaii Today – Coalition to consider legal action if state does not increase number of polling places

Three voting rights groups have given the state and counties a Friday deadline to commit to increasing the number of voter service centers or face legal action.

Common Cause, the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii Foundation and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, through their attorney Jeff Portnoy, in a letter Monday to Attorney General Clare Connors, declare the current number of just eight voter service centers statewide violates the state constitution because it disenfranchises voters in heavily populated urban areas and geographically distant rural areas and doesn’t provide reasonable accommodation to disabled voters.

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