Important Volunteer Opportunity
Sandy Ma, the Exec Director of Common Cause, has asked for our help to observe and document Hawaii’s Vote by Mail implementation. This is the first time all registered voters are being mailed ballots.
This shouldn’t take much time and can help identify changes that should be made prior to the November General Elections.
“I am trying to see if there will be any other hiccups / problems with the 2020 elections, given that not everyone is familiar with voting by mail.
I’m trying to find out if lines are forming at voter service centers (VSCs) and drop boxes and why people are going to VSCs and drop boxes, including the safety of VSCs and drop boxes in the time of COVID. If the data gathered shows problems with voting, then we hope to use the information to pressure change.
Attached please find a pdf that people may print and complete. If people are more comfortable working with a google sheet, here is the link with direct editing abilities.
There are 8 VSCs open statewide from 7/27/2020 to 8/7/2020 Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and then on Primary Election Day from 8/8/2020 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Locations of the VSCs are here.
There are numerous places of deposit (i.e., drop boxes) throughout the islands and they are all open starting on 8/3/2020. Their hours of operations vary. The locations and hours of drop boxes are here.
It would be great to have someone on every island (at least Oahu, Maui Island, Kauai, and Big Island) check out VSCs and drop boxes at least on 8/8/2020, if not beforehand also. You can enter your findings directly on the google sheet (link) or print the attached pdf, enter your notes, and mail them (or scan and email them) back to me.
Please let me know if you have any questions and many thanks!”
Sandy Ma, Executive Director
Common Cause Hawaii
P.O. Box 2240, Honolulu, Hawaii 96804
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