Primary election digital replica will be up Sunday

Akaku prepares to cover Saturday’s election virtually

Share Your Mana founder Lisa Darcy puts a ballot into the ballot box at the Maui County voter service center at Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku on Wednesday. Darcy said she was dropping off the ballot for a first-time voter who is unsheltered and without transportation. She said voting is difficult for people who face such challenges. The center will remain open through Saturday, primary election day. Hours through Friday are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; on Saturday the site will be open until 7 p.m. There also are voter centers at the Mitchell Pauole Center on Molokai and the Lanai Police Station. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos

The Maui News

Because of the shift to the Weekender edition, which is published Friday night, there will be no print Sunday edition of The Maui News with the results of Saturday’s primary election.

However, The Maui News will be publishing a digital replica edition of the Sunday edition with election results. The six-page section, available digitally only to subscribers, will include election results, a page of national and international news and sports. It will be up early Sunday morning.

Contact The Maui News Circulation Department at 242-6363 or go to The Maui News website at www.mauinews.com for rates and to sign up.

The Maui News will be updating its website regularly with election results Saturday night on its website at www.mauinews.com.

Maui County voter service center staffer Fine Latu takes a voter’s temperature before she enters the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center on Wednesday.

Akaku Maui Community Media also will be broadcasting election results, as they have in the past, from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Candidates and guests will be appearing virtually through Zoom from sites all around Maui County.

Anchors for the broadcast will be Kathy Collins and Chivo Ching Johnson with analysis from Deidre Tegarden, a former House candidate and former chief of staff for Mayor Michael Victorino, and Rod Antone, executive director of the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association and communications director in the Mayor Alan Arakawa administration.

Coverage will be televised on Channels 53, 54 and 55, on Facebook live and on the webpage www.akaku.org.

The coverage also will be on radio at KAKU 88.5 and can be viewed on cellphones by downloading the Akaku app.

The first 100 people to register for the Akaku Primary Election Zoom Webinar will be able to ask questions and participate in on-air polling during the live broadcast.

This is the first election using all-mail balloting in Hawaii. Voter service centers are open on Maui, Lanai and Molokai for in-person voting, same-day voter registration and collection of completed ballots.

The centers are open through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday and until 7 p.m. Saturday. The sites are at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku, Mitchell Pauole Center Conference Room in Kaunakakai and Lanai Police Station Conference Room in Lanai City.

Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. Election Day to be counted.


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