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You convinced them to vote

Your thoughtful messages (find 47 of them here) convinced three of these nonvoters in Hawaii to vote on Tuesday, two of them for the first time. One of them, Michael Remen, said he decided to vote because of a single message, sent from a total stranger on the Internet. This was part of CNN’s Change the List. We’re trying to boost voter participation in Hawaii, the state with the lowest turnout. Many, many thanks to all who sent in messages.

Read the full story on CNN.com.

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This video is a a public service announcement for voting in Hawaii, created by 17-year-old Maiya Smith, who I met while visiting the Honolulu high school Barack Obama attended. 

I like the video because it appeals to some issues most people in Hawaii seem to care about: traffic, soldiers, elders, children, beaches. 

Here’s a key to the Hawaiian terms in the video:

  • keiki - children
  • kupuna - elders

You can see other entries on the Olelo Community Media Facebook page.

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Share this image to encourage your friends to register to vote for the first time! Download the application here. Monday is the deadline.

Share this image to encourage your friends to register to vote for the first time! Download the application here. Monday is the deadline.

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Hawaii county clerk: ‘We cannot operate without people casting votes’

America usually does OK with the “free” part of “free and fair elections.” 

"Fair" seems a bit trickier. 

On the Big Island of Hawaii, some voters were turned away from the primary election. Now the island is wrestling with how to handle the November polls. The state has stepped in to try to regularize the island’s elections, but some voters already have lost confidence.

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U.S. House candidate Kawika Crowley, from Hawaii, says he lives out of this van, which also serves as his campaign headquarters. I spent the afternoon with him today. He’s a Republican in a state dominated by Democrats. A greater diversity of political thought — Crowley is pro smoking in bars and anti same-sex marriage — would lead to increased voter participation in Hawaii, he said.