2020 elections

State of Hawaii, Office of Elections

If you haven’t mailed in your primary election ballot yet, the clock’s ticking to get it delivered on time.

State election officials advise that you mail your ballot five days ahead of Saturday’s election. That's today.

Mail ballots need to reach the county clerks by Saturday at 7 p.m. to be counted. Postmarks don’t count.

Voters can also submit their completed ballots in special drop boxes called places of deposit in each county.

Election officials remind voters to sign the back of their ballot envelopes before they submit or mail in their ballots. 

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HONOLULU (AP) -- There’s only one major candidate in the race to succeed U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, virtually guaranteeing he will be sworn in as Hawaii’s newest congressman in January.

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NEW YORK — As the Nov. 3 presidential vote nears, there are fresh signs that the nation’s electoral system is again under attack from foreign adversaries.

Dwight Nadamoto

Honolulu voters get to choose a new prosecutor this year, and HPR will be profiling the major candidates running for the office ahead of the August 8 primary. Today, a look at acting prosecuting attorney Dwight Nadamoto.

Megan Kau

Honolulu voters get to choose a new prosecutor this year, and HPR will be profiling the major candidates running for the office ahead of the August 8th primary. Today, we talk with former deputy prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer Megan Kau.

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Hawaii voters are casting mail ballots in primary elections for county, state, and federal offices. Oahu voters will be making their pick for the mayor of the City and County of Honolulu.

Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney

Honolulu voters will be choosing a new prosecutor this year, after the current one stepped down in the wake of the Kealoha corruption scandal. HPR will be profiling the candidates running for the office up until the August 8 primaries.

Jacquie Esser

Honolulu voters get to choose a new prosecutor this year and HPR will be profiling the major candidates running for the office ahead of the Aug. 8 primary election. Here's a look at Jacquie Esser.

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The former television executive argues that his three decades overseeing large broadcasters in Hawaii give him the experience needed to steer Oahu through the twin challenges of a pandemic and deep recession.

RJ Brown

Honolulu voters get to choose a new prosecutor this year. HPR will be profiling the candidates running for the office ahead of the Aug. 8 primary election.

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Choon James has spent a lot of time in Honolulu Hale over the past 20 years, but never as a public official. The Singapore-born real estate broker has been a long-time advocate before the City Council on issues like land use. This year, she decided that was no longer enough.

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Honolulu voters will be choosing a new prosecutor this year after the current one stepped down in the wake of the Kealoha corruption scandal. HPR will be profiling the candidates running for the office until the August 8 primaries.

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service's famous motto — "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers" — is being tested like never before, by challenges that go well beyond the weather.

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Voters on Oahu will elect a new mayor in 2020. HPR will be sitting down with mayoral hopefuls to discuss their top concerns and why they want the job.

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Voters on Oahu will elect a new mayor this year. There’s a crowded field, with 15 candidates officially in the race.

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Updated 3/17/20, 5:45 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden swept to victory in Florida, Illinois and Arizona on Tuesday, increasingly pulling away with a Democratic presidential primary upended by the coronavirus and building pressure on Bernie Sanders to abandon his campaign.

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Follow NPR's live coverage of the 2020 primaries in Ohio, Arizona, Illinois and Florida, including live results and analysis.

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Voters on Oahu will elect a new mayor in 2020. HPR will be sitting down with mayoral hopefuls to discuss their top concerns and why they want the job.

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Honolulu's acting city prosecutor is seeking to fill the office for another four years.

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Pete Buttigieg, who rose from being a small-town Midwestern mayor to a barrier-breaking, top-tier candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, is ending his campaign.

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Democratic presidential hopefuls are on stage in South Carolina ahead of that state's primary. The candidates' battle follows Sen. Bernie Sanders' wins in the New Hampshire primary and the Nevada caucuses. Follow NPR's live fact checks and anallysis of their remarks.

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State election officials are urging residents to pay attention to their mail in the coming months. The state elections office sent postcards last month to registered voters to confirm their addresses. But there's more information arriving as part of an effort to ensure the new vote-by-mail system goes smoothly.

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Former Hawaiʻi News Now general manager Rick Blangiardi announced Wednesday he is running for mayor of the City and County of Honolulu. He enters an already crowded mayoral race.

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PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Bounding onto a stage at a conference center in New Hampshire, tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang beamed a smile to a cheering crowd and launched into his pitch for votes heading intod of Tuesday's first-in-the nation primary.

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It’s been more than three years since Russia's sweeping and systematic effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, stolen campaign emails and attacks on voting systems. U.S. officials have made advances in trying to prevent similar attacks from undermining the 2020 vote, but the potential threats have increased and some old problems have not been addressed. A look at what has changed since 2016 and what has not.