Hawai’i trampled my right to vote

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.

While 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.

Phillip St.

James

Kailua

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