On Saturday, May 22, 2010 Hawaii will hold a special general election to fill the congressional vacancy left by the resignation of Congressman Neil Abercrombie. The 1st Congressional District includes Honolulu and parts of Oahu.
The candidates in this election are:
- C. Kaui Jochanan AMSTERDAM, Republican
- Jim BREWER, No Party Affiliation
- Vinny BROWN, Democrat
- Ed CASE, Democrat
- Rafael (Del) CASTILLO, Democrat
- Charles (Googie) COLLINS, Republican
- Douglas CRUM, Republican
- Charles DJOU, Republican
- John (Raghu) GUIFFRE, Republican
- Colleen HANABUSA, Democrat
- Philmund (Phil) LEE, Democrat
- Karl F. MOSELEY, No Party Affiliation
- Kalaeloa STRODE, No Party Affiliation
- Steve TATAII, No Party Affiliation
If you do not have one on file, you need to fill out an absentee ballot request as soon as possible. The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) ballot application and instructions are available at www.fvap.gov.
Send your FPCA NOW to ensure you have enough time to receive, vote, and return the ballot! The online version of the FPCA and Hawaii’s instructions on how to fill out and submit the form are available at www.fvap.gov.
If you are not a registered voter, your FPCA must have been postmarked or faxed by April 22, 2010. If you are already registered and are requesting a ballot, the ballot request deadline is May 15, 2010. Note that these dates do not take into account mail delivery times required to receive and return your ballot by Election Day. You should not wait to complete and submit your FPCA, especially if you are completing the process by mail from an overseas location.
You may fax your request for an absentee ballot. It is recommended that you fax the form directly to your local election official (fax numbers can be found on the Hawaii Office of Elections website at http://hawaii.gov/elections).
Local election officials send overseas ballots approximately 35 days before the election. If you are overseas and want to receive your blank ballot by fax, you must mark this preference on your FPCA or personally contact your local County Clerk office by email or phone. Otherwise, the ballot will be mailed to you.
The deadline for your voted ballot to be received by the local election official is 6 pm, May 22, 2010. Although these are the deadlines for receiving your ballot, you should mail your ballot by the following dates to account for mail delivery times.
• From Operation Enduring/Iraqi Freedom Locations/Deployed Navy Vessels: April 24, 2010
• From Other Overseas Military Installations: May 1, 2010
• From Other Overseas Locations: May 1, 2010 (or earlier, depending on foreign mail service)
• From Within the United States: May 15, 2010
To make sure your ballot arrives by the deadline, vote and return your ballot IMMEDIATELY upon receiving it!
If you requested your ballot prior to April 22, 2010, you may use the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot to vote in this special General Election. Everything you need to complete a FWAB is available at www.fvap.gov ; just follow the instructions for using the FWAB in Hawaii. The FWAB is also available from your Voting Assistance Officer. Vote the FWAB by using the candidate list above.
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