KOHO PONO – MANA TO THE KANAKA MAOLI
KOHO PONO means to Elect or Choose Wisely by making an informed decision when voting for an elected official to represent your voice. It’s important that Hawaiian voters know how our elected officials voted on key issues impacting our community, which is reflected in this report card. Given the change in the Legislature’s schedule due to Covid-19, this report card is based on Legislator’s voting records during the first Crossover.
KOHO PONO is an initiative of the Ka Lāhui Hawai’i Kōmike Kālaiʻāina
REPORT CARD MARKS
A = Voted pro-Hawaiian
C = Voted against the interests of Hawaiians with reservations.
F = Voted against the interest of Hawaiians.
The 2020 Koho Pono Legislative Report Card was published in Ka Wai Ola Newspaper in July 2020.
2020 Candidate Questionnaires
Ka Lāhui Hawai’i Kōmike Kālaiʻāina asked questions this year to candidates running for office on issues that important to us as Kanaka Maoli. All of the questions were YES and NO but they were also given an opportunity to explain their answer. Many of the incumbents from the State House and Senate seats did not bother to answer which speaks volumes about what they think of the indigenous people of Hawai’i. We hope these questionnaires will help inform your vote this year. Some of the results of these questionnaires will be published in newspapers throughout Hawai’i.
This ad was published in the OHA Ka Wai Ola newsletter October 2020 edition. Upcoming O’ahu Mayoral debate set for Monday, October 12, 2020 on Indigenous Peoples day.
Hawai’i Tribune Herald and West Hawai’i Today Ad with the Questionnaire for House Races Districts 1-5 and 7 and Senate Race District 2 will be published on Sunday, July 26, 2020.
Molokai Dispatch Ad with the questionnaire for the OHA Races and House District 13 Race published on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
Important Elections Information
Beginning with the 2020 Elections, Hawai’i votes by mail and all voters will automatically receive their ballot in the mail 18 days prior to each election.
Voter service centers provide accessible in-person voting, same day voter registration, and collection of voted ballots. Voter service centers open ten business days prior to the election and on Election Day. There will be 2 Service Centers on Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi Island and one on each of the other major islands except for Niʻihau.
General Election Ballot Delivered: October 16, 2020 (Will be mailed out as early as October 5, 2020)
General Election: November 3, 2020
To can register to vote at Service Centers on the same day you go in person to vote if you choose.
For more information go to the State of Hawaiʻi Office of Elections website: https://elections.hawaii.gov/