INDEX - DOMESTIC POLITICSwww.islandbreath.org ID# 0407-20
SUBJECT: KAUAI COUNTY COUNCIL RACE 2004
SOURCE: LINDA PASCATORE firstname.lastname@example.org
POSTED: 24 August 2004 - 8:30am
The Critical Primary is Near
Painting by Herb Kawainui Kane
Vote in Kauai County Primaries as well as the Elections!
Kauai County Elections are fast approaching. Kauai County election for mayor, council, and prosecuting attorney are non-partisan, with no party affiliation appearing on the ballot. There are seven at-large council seats.
Primary elections are crucial, in that some candidates can be elected in the primary. To be elected in the Primary Election, a candidate for County Council must receive 30% of all votes cast. If any seat remains to be filled following the Primary, two candidates for each vacant council seat shall be placed on the ballot for the General Election.
The candidates receiving the highest number of votes in the Primary, other than any elected in the Primary, are put on the General Election ballot until there are two names for each remaining seat. Citizens can vote for no more than seven of the candidates in the Primary. One strategy is to vote only for those candidates that have your full support, so as not to dilute your votes for other candidates, which may eliminate one of your favorites.
September 3-16: Primary Election early voting period at the Historic County Building
September 11: Last day to request absentee mail ballots for the Primary Election
September 18th: Primary Election
According to the Board of Elections Website at http://www.hawaii.gov/elections/
there are the 17 candidates for Kauai County Council as of 7/23/04:
Bill (Kaipo) Asing
J. Kauilani Kahalekai
James Kunane Tokioka