Today is Election Day, and polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Voters may find their polling places by going to the state Office of Elections website at hawaii.gov/elections or by calling the Maui County Clerk's office at 270-7749.
At the polling sites voters must provide a picture identification, such as a driver's license in order to vote.
State and county offices will be closed today, including all public libraries and schools.
Residential rubbish pickups will not be affected, but there will be shorter hours at county landfills.
The Central Maui Landfill and EKO Compost will be open from 6 a.m. to noon. The Olowalu, Hana, Lanai and Molokai landfills will be open from 8 a.m. to noon.
All county pools will be closed.
The Maui News will be open during its normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Several local websites and cable television and radio stations will broadcast election coverage and interviews beginning this afternoon.
The Maui News will be providing up-to-date information on its website at www.mauinews.com, Facebook and Twitter possibly around 6 p.m. or when the first numbers are released.
The paper also will be offering for the first time video interviews of the candidates on its website. Maui High School students Rachael Borreta and Jessica Green will be shooting the video for the Maui News coverage.
KAOI 1110 AM will air election coverage at 4 p.m. Using resources of CBS Radio and NBC News, the station will air national state-by-state coverage of the presidential and congressional races. At 6 p.m. added reporting begins live from its Maui studios as local numbers are released. The hosts will be Cindy Paulos and Jack Gist. A special guest will be Mayor Alan Arakawa.
At 5:30 p.m., MCTV Cable Channel 55 will begin live coverage, which will include live interviews with candidates and student commentary.
The show is a collaborative effort of University of Hawaii Maui College and Pacific Radio Group, which will provide moderators Alaka'i Paleka, Wendy Osher and Fred Guzman. The program also will air on KNUI AM 900 and on the website of www.mauinow.com.
Akaku: Maui Community Television will present live election coverage beginning at 6 p.m. on its cable channels 52, 53 and 54 and streaming at www.akaku.org. The coverage also will be broadcast on a large outdoor screen at Akaku Center, 333 Dairy Road in Kahului.
The hosts will be Kathy Collins and Jeff King. Analysis will be done by Dick Mayer of the Kula Community Association and Mahina Martin, former community relations and communications director for Maui County.
Michelle Sewell will provide results and insights on the national elections. Akaku's Wanda Moore and Chivo Ching-Johnson will interview candidates and community members.