County resident sought for vacancy on elections panel

Hawaii Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald is seeking a Maui County resident to be appointed to a vacancy on the Hawaii State Elections Commission.

The commission advises the state’s chief elections officer as well as investigates and holds hearings for receiving evidence of any violations and complaints, among other matters.

Those currently taking an active part in political management or in political campaigns cannot serve on the commission. The appointee’s term will be effective through June 30, 2016.

To apply, residents must submit a resume and cover letter that includes a statement explaining why he or she is qualified to serve; education and employment history; a list of immediate relatives who serve in elected office; and a disclosure of any pending litigation, tax or criminal matter; any potential conflict of interest; or anything that could affect one’s ability to serve. Applicants need to submit three references.

Cover letters and resumes should be sent to Recktenwald at: Supreme Court of Hawaii, 417 S. King St., Honolulu 96813; faxed to (808) 539-4703; or emailed to

Resumes must be postmarked, emailed, faxed or hand-delivered no later than Aug. 29. The names of all applicants will be made public.

For more information, contact the Judiciary public affairs office at (808) 539-4909 or