HPR Website Article - Common Cause Warned That More Voter Centers Would Be Needed
Results in Hawaii’s first-ever vote by mail election were severely delayed last night by long lines of residents casting votes -- in person. While the goal was for all registered voters to cast their ballots by mail or drop box, traditional, in-person voting was still available on every island, but only at select locations. In fact, there were only eight polling places state-wide that allowed in person voting. There were hours long delays. Sandy Ma, with good governance group Common Cause Hawaii, through much of 2020 had raised a red flag about the small number of voter service centers. "Common Cause has been advocating for additional voter service centers. Certainly eight statewide is not enough," Ma said.