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Kauaʻi voters will get new election notification postcards after some got the wrong ones

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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, an attendant helps a driver drop off a ballot on Election Day in Honolulu. The Hawaii Supreme Court dismissed an elections complaint challenging the entirety of the Nov. 3, general election in the islands, clearing the way for the results of the state's presidential vote to be certified. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)

Kauaʻi voters received postcards last week which were supposed to contain information about the upcoming primary and general midterm elections.

But according to Kauaʻi County Elections Administrator Lyndon Yoshioka, some received postcards with details about the special election to replace the Kauaʻi prosecutor held last year and in February.

The County Elections Divisionʻs mailing vendor Edward Enterprises handled both elections. Yoshioka told HPR that the special election cards should have been recycled and discarded, but were inadvertently used in this mailing cycle.

For its part, Edward Enterprises has taken full responsibility for the error and will absorb all costs to resend the postcards. No taxpayer funds will be used.

In a statement, the company said, “We hope this commitment to voters of Kauaʻi will help to rebuild the trust and confidence in the elections process.”

The new postcards should arrive in mailboxes next week. If a postcard is addressed to someone not at the household, the elections division asks it be returned in the mail with a note saying “Not at this address.”

The United States Postal Service will return the misaddressed postcard to the Elections Division, and the returned postcard will be used to update the corresponding voter’s registration record.

Questions can be directed to the elections division at 808-241-4800.

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