Hawaii lawmakers heard from election officials on Wednesday about efforts to move to mail ballot elections next year starting with the August primary, a transition that some legislators and community groups worry might cause problems for voters.
For the last five presidential elections, Hawaiʻi has ranked last in the nation in voter turnout. There are some ideas on the topic before the current legislative session. Corie Tanida of Common Cause Hawaiʻi says several are worth considering. She has more in this commentary.