Voting has begun

• The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo
Don Couch (left) executive assistant to Mayor Alan Arakawa, talks with Maui County Clerk Danny Mateo after voting Wednesday during early walk-in voting at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. • The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo
Election clerks Mandy Meyers (from left), Harriet Sequeira and Asi Hafoka help voters. • The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo

Early walk-in voting began Tuesday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. County Clerk Danny Mateo said about 400 people came through to cast ballots Tuesday. The crowd Wednesday was slower. He encouraged residents to stop by the voting center, which is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday through Nov. 3. “Let’s hope tomorrow a whole drove of people show up,” Mateo said Wednesday. “The process is so easy here. You’re in and out. This is the friendliest place on Earth next to Disneyland.” Residents may register to vote during the early walk-in period and on Election Day Nov. 6 at their polling place. To check voter registration status, find a polling place or view a sample of the ballot, visit elections.hawaii.gov or call 453-VOTE (8683).