SPECIAL ELECTION PROCLAMATION
Pursuant to Haw. Rev. Stat. § 11-91, Section 3-105 of the Revised Charter of the City and County of Honolulu 1973 (2017 Edition), Proclamation by the Honorable David Y. Ige, Governor, State of Hawaii, dated January 29, 2019, and Council Resolution 19-12, adopted by the Honolulu City Council on February 4, 2019, I, GLEN I. TAKAHASHI, City Clerk, City and County of Honolulu, do hereby proclaim that a Special Election will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, for the purpose of electing a Councilmember to represent Council District IV in the City and County of Honolulu.
The special election is being held consistent with and pursuant to the Hawaii Supreme Court’s decision in Waters v. Nago et al., SCEC 18-0000909, and Iwasa v. Nago et al. SCEC 18-0000910, which invalidated the second special election for councilmember for District IV held on November 6, 2018. The special election ballot will present the following candidate choices and no candidate nomination process will be held:
The term of the office for the councilmember elected will end at 12 o’clock noon, January 2, 2023.
Pursuant to Haw. Rev. Stat. § 11-91.5, the special election will be conducted by mail and in person at the Office of the City Clerk. The vote-by-mail election will be administered in accordance with Title 3 Chapter 175, Hawaii Administrative Rules (Haw. Admin. R.).
Pursuant to Haw. Rev. Stat. § 11-24, registered voters of Council District IV as of March 14, 2019 (closing of the general county register) will be sent a vote-by-mail ballot. Mail ballot packets will be sent by non-forwardable mail to registered voters on Thursday, March 21, 2019.
Pursuant to Haw. Rev. Stat. § 11-21 and Haw. Admin. R. § 3-175-5, any registered voter transferring registration into Council District IV less than thirty days prior to the election, but before the date and time noted in Haw. Rev. Stat. § 15-4, will also be sent a vote-by-mail ballot packet.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all voted mail ballots must be received by the City Clerk by 6:00 p.m. on Election Day, April 13, 2019 to be counted. In lieu of mailing, voters may drop off their voted ballot envelope at the Office of the City Clerk, Honolulu Hale, 530 S. King St Room 100, Honolulu, Hawaii on business days between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. through Friday, April 12, 2019 (excluding Sundays), and between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Election Day, April 13, 2019.
Pursuant to Haw. Rev. Stat. § 11-15.2 the Office of the City Clerk will be open to accept late registrations at the absentee polling place and on Election Day, April 13, 2019.
PUBLIC NOTICE OF AFFECTED PRECINCTS AND ABSENTEE VOTING
Pursuant to Haw. Rev. Stat. § 11-92.3, public notice is hereby given that the affected precinct areas in the Special Election are as follows:
District-Precinct Polling Place Description (as used in 2018 General Election)
17-01 Kaiser High School
17-02 Koko Head Elementary School
17-03 Kamiloiki Elementary School
17-04 Hahaione Elementary School
18-01 Niu Valley Middle School
18-02 Niu Valley Middle School
18-03 Aina Haina Elementary School
18-04 Kalani High School
19-01 Kahala Elementary School
19-02 Waikiki Elementary School
19-03 Waialae Elementary School
19-04 Hawaii School for the Deaf/Blind
20-01 Wilson Elementary School
21-01 Jefferson Elementary School
22-01 Jefferson Elementary School
22-02 Ala Wai Community Park, Lounge
26-02 Vote By Mail Precinct
If you are a registered voter in these district precincts, you will be mailed a vote-by-mail ballot packet. For registered voters wishing to cast a vote in person on Election Day on Saturday, April 13, 2019, only one polling location will be open at:
Office of the City Clerk
530 South King Street, 1st Floor Courtyard
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
The location will also serve as the absentee polling place for the special election.
Voters requiring the use of a disabled accessible voting machine or voters wishing to cast a vote in person may also vote at the Office of the City Clerk between the hours of:
8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from Monday April 1 to Friday April 12, 2019, excluding Sunday; and
7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019, Election Day.
The absentee polling place will be equipped with direct recording electronic voting machines only. Printed ballots will not be used at the absentee polling place.
Voters who are unable to receive the vote-by-mail ballot packet at their address as reflected in the general county register shall be responsible for requesting an absentee mail ballot or voting in-person at the Office of the City Clerk.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my
hand and caused the Seal of the City and County of
Honolulu to be affixed.
DONE at the Office of the City Clerk, Honolulu, State
of Hawaii this 7th day of February, 2019.
GLEN I. TAKAHASHI
City Clerk, City and County of Honolulu