Although I was and am a registered voter here in Hawai’i, I was denied my right
to vote in the state elections last Saturday.
I have voted in other
elections here. I was born in the U.S. Neither did I receive any election
materials, and I was not listed at my local voting precinct. I could not vote
for the first time since I came of age. I am now 50.
I pay income taxes
here and hold a current general excise tax license. Hawai’i insists that I pay
its taxes to live here but does not allow me to vote. Maybe this most basic
U.S. civil right is not yet recognized by the state of Hawai’i.
understand that Hawai’i has trouble with the most basic tasks in just about any
and all fields of endeavor, I thought that the right to vote would be protected
here. After reading and hearing about non-citizen aliens routinely and
repeatedly being able to vote here in Hawai’i, I am at a loss.
How do I
file a suit against the state and those who are responsible for administering
my voting rights here on Oahu? Is this an excusable mistake here? Is the state
of Hawai’i protected against its mistakes here? How much is this case worth to
a lawyer here? I am angry and want to file a case immediately.