2010 Election Preview

Voters heading to the polls Nov. 2 will decide who represents them at all levels of government – county, state and federal – as well as on amendments to the state constitution and Maui County Charter. It’s a dizzying array of candidates and issues that can overwhelm unprepared voters. Below is a preview of the general election ballot.

For more information on voting, go to hawaii.gov/elections or call the state Office of Elections at (808) 453-8683.

Party Key:

G = Green
R = Republican
D = Democrat
N = Independent
L = Libertarian
F = Free Energy

FEDERAL

U.S. Senator:

Jim Brewer (G)
Cam Cavasso (R)
Dan Inouye (D) – Incumbent
Jeff Jarrett (N)
Lloyd Mallan (L)

U.S. Representative District 2:

Pat Brock (L)
Mazie Hirono (D) – Incumbent
Andrew Vsevolod Von Sonn (N)
John Willoughby (R)

STATE

Governor and Lieutenant Governor:

Neil Abercrombie and Brian Schatz (D)
Duke Aiona and Lynn Finnegan (R)
Daniel Cunningham and Deborah Spence (F)
Thomas Pollard and Leonard Kama (N)

State Representative District 13:
Meiling Akuna (R)
Mele Carroll (D) – Incumbent

BOARD OF EDUCATION

2nd Departmental Seat (Maui):

Ray Hart
Leona Rocha-Wilson

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

At-Large Trustee (vote for no more than three):

Rowena Akana
Kama Hopkins
Leona Mapuana Kalima
Joeseph Kuhio Lewis
Kealii Makekau
William Meyers
Michael Malulani Odegaard
Oswald Stender
John Waihee IV

Oaha Resident Trustee (vote for one):

Peter Apo
Jackie Kahookele Burke
Walter Meheula Heen

Maui Resident Trustee (vote for one):

Boyd Poki Mossman

MAUI COUNTY

Mayor:

Alan Arakawa
Charmaine Tavares – Incumbent

East Maui Council Member:

Robert Carroll
Bill Medeiros – Incumbent

West Maui Council Member:

Elle Cochran
Alan Fukuyama

Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu Council Member:

Lisa Gapero
Michael Victorino – Incumbent

Kahului Council Member:

Joe Pontanilla – Incumbent

South Maui Council Member:

Don Couch
Wayne Nishiki – Incumbent

Makawao-Haiku-Paia Council Member:

Kai Nishiki
Mike White

Upcountry Council Member:

Gladys Baisa – Incumbent

Lanai Council Member:

Riki Hokama
Matthew Mano

Molokai Council Member:

Danny Mateo – Incumbent

AMMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITION

BOE Elections: Should the Board of Education, which is currently elected by voters, instead be appointed by the governor with advice from the state Senate?

Yes
No

Surplus Spending: If the state’s general fund revenues exceed 5 percent growth two years in a row, should the legislature have the choice of giving taxpayers a tax refund or credit, which is currently required, or depositing excess revenues into various state funds to supplement the general fund in times of emergency or severe economic downturn?

Yes
No

AMMENDMENT TO THE MAUI COUNTY CHARTER

Affordable Housing Fund: Should at least 2 percent of real property tax revenues from 2008 to 2015 be put in an affordable housing fund for people of very low to gap income?

Yes
No

Candidate Financial Disclosures: Should candidates for elected county office be required to file financial disclosure statements at the same time they file nomination papers, instead of within 15 days of filing nomination papers as currently required?

Yes
No

Budget and Capital Program Ordinances: Should the amount of time the mayor has to veto budget and capital programs ordinances be reduced by 10 days; the deadline for the mayor to submit to the council annual budget and capital program ordinance proposals be extended by 10 days to March 25 of each year; the deadline for the council to pass the annual budget and capital program ordinances be extended by ten days to June 10 of each year?

Yes
No

HOW TO VOTE

Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring a picture ID with signature to verify your identity. Below are polling locations for Molokai’s five precincts.

East End
District-Precinct: 13-08
Polling Location: Kilohana Elementary School

Kaunakakai
District-Precinct: 13-09
Polling Location: Kaunakakai Elementary School

Maunaloa/West End
District-Precinct: 13-10
Polling Location: Maunaloa Community Center

Kualapu`u/Kalae/Ho`olehua
District-Precinct: 13-11
Polling Location: Kualapu`u Community Center

Kalaupapa

District-Precinct: 13-04
Polling Location: McVeigh Hall

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