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For some Hawaiians, Iselle and miscommunication mar primary

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 01:15

Voters and candidates find some polling locations in Hawaii closed a day after Tropical Storm Iselle passed through the islands. Nathan Frandino reports.

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For some Hawaiians, primary voting Saturday passed without problems. Even as the state cleaned up from a tropical storm. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHERYL CARROLL, PUNA RESIDENT, SAYING: "Nothing was gonna... No hurricane could keep me from casting my ballot." Other would-be voters on Big Island weren't so lucky. Some polling locations were closed without much notice. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MAILIN MOY, HAWAIIAN PARADISE PARK RESIDENT, SAYING: "I've been listening to civil defense, but I didn't hear anything about the voting. Poll places changing or anything like that. So I didn't know." One local candidate gathered outside what was supposed to be an open poll. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LEILANI BRONSON-CRELLY, STATE HOUSE CANDIDATE, SAYING: "For a while I asked people to go to the only elections precinct open, Pahoa High School. And then somebody came back with this sign, saying they're going to be mailing the ballots." She held up the sign for more would-be voters, feeling frustrated that she and others were left out on election day. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LEILANI BRONSON-CRELLY, STATE HOUSE CANDIDATE, SAYING: "The gates were closed, there was no notification about what was going on, there was no official here. No signage, nothing." It's unknown how many voters missed out.

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For some Hawaiians, Iselle and miscommunication mar primary

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 01:15