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Hawaii County Clerk M.I.A. at Elections Meeting

·By civilbeat

Alia Wong reports for Capitol Watch:

State election commissioners at their Wednesday meeting honed in on the string of problems that transpired at Big Island polls Aug. 11. 

Embattled Hawaii County clerk Jamae Kawauchi was notably absent from the meeting. She was the only county clerk not in attendance.

“I’m somewhat concerned that the county that experienced the most problem is not here today,” said Maui commissioner Warren Orikasa. “The first sequence in that remedy [of the problems] is to participate with Commission and Office of Elections. This absence really speaks