Record set for state absentee ballots

A record number of Hawaii voters turned in their ballots before primary Election Day.

Hawaii Chief Election Officer Scott Nago said Saturday absentee turnout exceeded the previous primary election record of just over 102,000 set in 2006.

Nago couldn’t confirm exactly how many absentee ballots had been received, except to say that it was the most ever.

Absentee ballots cast for Saturday’s election included mailed-in ballots and votes cast at early voting sites.

Maui News