The number of precincts on Kaua’i is being trimmed down from 21 to eight for the special election being held today. The precinct voting locations being used for the special election include: (14th rep. district) Kilauea Neighborhood Center Meeting Room; St. Catherine School Parish Hall; (15th rep. district) Kapa’a Middle School Cafeteria; Kaua’i High School Cafeteria; Koloa Neighborhood CenterMeeting Room; (16th rep. district) Kalaheo Elem School (Kato Gym); ‘Ele’ele Elementary School Cafeteria; Waimea Neighborhood CenterMeeting Room and Ni’ihau School.
The winner of the January 4 election will fill the full, two-year term of the late Congresswoman Patsy Mink who died of viral pneumonia on September 28. Her death came too late for election officials to remove her name from the general election ballot. Voters elected Mink posthumously on November 5. Ed Case, a former state representative, won a special election on November 30 that allowed him to complete the remaining weeks of Mink’s current term.
For more information call the County of Kaua’i’s Elections Division at 241-6350.