We are still a year away from the 2014 Primary. But the Hawaii County Elections Division team is hard at work to make sure next year's elections run smoothly...and so it won't face problems that affected the entire state in 2012. From the Big Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken gives us an update.
In the last presidential election, Hawaii’s voter turnout was the worst in the nation. This concerns James Koshiba, the Executive Director of Kanu Hawaii. He wants to bring the people’s voice back into politics. His project, HawaiiCandidates.info, seeks to re-engage the community and increase voter turnout. Thanks to a largely volunteer effort, Koshiba was able to reach people in communities with historically low voter turnout. Koshiba’s approach was to listen and ask the community what was important to them.
Voters across Pakistan will go to the polls tomorrow for national parliamentary elections. While the campaign has been marked by violence, the event will also produce some history. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
Losing the popular vote but winning political power. It’s happened before in the U.S. presidential election, and now it’s happened in a different context in Malaysia. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.