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Reports from HPR's political reporter Wayne Yoshioka

Looking for Votes in All the Wrong Places

Courtesy Hawaiian Electric Companies
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Credit Courtesy Hawaiian Electric Companies
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HELCO works to get power back to communities on Hawaii Island, who have been without electricity since Thursday.

A special walk-in election will be held Friday for Big Island residents who were unable to vote in Saturday’s primary due to damage from Tropical Storm Iselle. That decision is drawing criticism from folks in Puna, who originally thought they would have 21 days to mail in an absentee ballot. As HPR’S Molly Solomon reports, many are still without water, power and other essential services. Voting in an election is the last thing on their mind.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon joined HPR in May 2012 as an intern for the morning talk show The Conversation. She has since worn a variety of hats around the station, doing everything from board operator to producer.
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