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Learn about the 2020 County Charter Amendments

The Voter Information Bulletin includes pros & cons and fiscal analysis for the 16 Amendments on the November ballot

LWVHC members spoke with Sherry Bracken of Island Conversations, Sept. 2020

2020 County Charter Amendments

Listen to LWV members and Sherry Bracken on Island Conversations discuss the pros & cons of the 16 Charter Amendments on the 2020 ballot.

2020 General Election Ballot for HI County - sample

View Your 2020 General Election Candidates & Ballot

Click here to see your candidates (p. 1) and the 16 proposed County Charter Amendments (p. 2)

LWVHC 100th Anniversary Proclamation with Gov. David Ige

100th Anniversary of LWV - Hawai'i State Celebration - Honolulu

Gov. David Ige celebrates the 100th Anniversary with a Proclamation presented to members of the LWV State Board, and Hawai'i and Honolulu County leagues.

LWVHC Proclamation by Mayor Harry Kim on League's 100th Anniversary

100th Anniversary of League

Mayor Harry Kim signs a proclamation celebrating the League's 100th Anniversary

Hawai'i County Council celebrates League's 100th Anniversary on Feb. 5th

Hawai'i Island County Council celebrates the League's 100th Annivesary

Messages by LWVHC members at the event recognized milestones such as Hawai'i State Rep. Patsy Mink, LWV member and first woman of color elected to House of Representatives.

Sandy Ma of Common Cause Hawai'i speaks on Vote By Mail

Voter Education

Sandy Ma of Common Cause Hawai'i speaks on Vote By Mail, which will start with the 2020 Elections

FORUM LWVHC Party Forum in Waimea 200111

Voter Education - Party Panel

Learn more about this panel discussion on "Big Island Political Parties Prepare for 2020 Elections"

People Powered Fair Maps national map

Voting & Elections

Learn more about LWVHC's work on full and fair representation through People Powered Fair Maps.

LWVHC 190729 Hawai'i Charter Commission Chair Douglas S Adams

Voting & Elections

Learn more about the 2020 Proposed Charter Amendments (under Resources)

Voter Registration Drive - Wiki Hilo

Voter Registration Drive

Learn more about upcoming elections and LWV events like registration drives

LWV Candidate Forum in West Hawaii

Candidate Forum in West Hawai'i

Click here to check for Candidate Forums and other voter education events

League of Women Voters - 100+ Years Strong

League of Women Voters - 100 Years Strong

Learn more about the history of the League at the county, state and national levels

LWV Hawaii County Members counting votes in Waikoloa

Vote Counting in Waikoloa

Learn more about the League's Vote Counting & Election Services

2020 Hilo Women's March Voter's Registration Drive

Voter Registration

17 new voters completed their voter registrations at the Hilo Women's March. Learn more about 2020 voting.

Hawai'i County

The League of Women Voters works at local, state and national levels to educate policy makers and the public on pressing issues, and takes concerted action to achieve positive change in our communities.

The League of Women Voters of Hawai'i County has been a part of the Big Island community since the 1960s. Members of the Hawai'i Island League work on local, state and national issues that they are passionate about, such as protecting voter rights and transparency and ethics in government. Learn more about our programs.

For more information about the Big Island League, contact us at (808) 933-VOTE (messages only) or by email at lwvhawaiicty [at] gmail.com, read our current newsletter here, and see past events here.

Upcoming Dates:

  • LWV State Board Meeting - Nov. 14, 2020
  • LWVHC General Meeting (virtual) - Nov. 21, 2020 @ 10 a.m.
    Speaker: Valerie Poindexter, Hawai`i County Council Member, District 1
  • LWVHC Program Planning Meeting (virtual) - Jan. 9, 2021 @ 10 a.m.
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Blog Post

The League of Women Voters of Hawai`i County has just published the Voter's Information Bulletin, a non-partisan guide to the proposed

Hawaii State Ask an Election Official Event - October 2020
Event Date: 
Oct 14 2020 - 7:00pm
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Live Streaming on Facebook

With the 2020 General Election ballots hitting Hawaii households, we are available to answer questions about voting by mail!

Women and the American Story - Workshop on Nov. 7, 2020
Event Date: 
Nov 7 2020 - 9:00am
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Online Event

The Hawai'i Council for the Humanities is excited to announce an upcoming virtual teacher workshop in November: Women and the American Story.

Hawaii 2020 Census - Your 'Ohana Counts!
Event Date: 
Oct 31 2020 (All day)

You can still respond online, or by phone or mail until October 31 through https://my2020census.gov/ !

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Event Date: 
Oct 15 2020 - 1:00pm
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Inside the Vault: Highlights from the Gilder Lehrman Collection is a presentation of documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection on Zoom. Join our curators and learn the fascinating stories behind the documents.

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Public Statement

The League of Women Voters of Hawaii County provides safe options for voter registration and candidate information for the Nov. 3 election.

During this time of uncertainty, rely on the LWV for unbiased information in a safe format.

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Press Mention

By Nancy Cook Lauer

After a very slow start that saw few people returning their census questionnaires, Hawaii picked up the pace to the point that it now has the third-highest rate in the nation for census forms completed.

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Press Mention

Lee stood out as a Chinese immigrant, giving speeches, writing articles and helping to lead a 10,000-strong march through the streets of New York City when she was just a teenager.

LWVHC's Program Planning Process

Each year's program plan is considered and voted on at our Annual Meetings in April. This program plan reflects the activities we will focus on, and how we will promote the League's positions on these public policy issues to government officials, the media and the public.

Programs for 2020 - 2021

A) Voter Education & Access

Chair: Bradley Clark

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Public Statement

On Aug. 8, the Primary Election in Hawaii County will be deciding on the mayor, prosecuting attorney and several County Council seats.

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Press Mention

From the Hawaii Tribune-Herald, June 13th, 2020:

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On June 5th, members of the State Legislature sent a joint letter to the Hawaii County Clerk requesting the establishment of additional Voting Service Centers and places of deposit. The text of the letter is below.