HILO (AP) - After trading harsh criticisms, the state elections office and Hawaii County's clerk have agreed on workshops to help the Big Island prepare for November's general election.
In the days after Big Island polls opened late for the Aug. 11 primary, the elections office released a scathing report blasting Hawaii County Clerk Jamae Kawauchi's planning and leadership. Kawauchi, in turn, said the elections office is mismanaged and should be under the control of the lieutenant governor's office.
In an email to Kawauchi, Chief Election Officer Scott Nago proposed the workshops and made an appeal for a better relationship.
No dates have been set for the workshops. Kawauchi suggested that they take place sometime between Sept. 17 and 21.