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Aug 04

Chair's 3 Minutes: Time to vote: Primary election set for Saturday

Posted to Council Chair Gladys Baisa on August 4, 2014 at 9:58 AM by Office of Council Services

Published in The Maui News August 3, 2014
By GLADYS C. BAISA, for The Maui News

"Voting is a habit - one that is powerfully inspired by personal contact - and political participation should be a lifestyle."

Those are the words of Tufts University student Hana Migliorato, from Hawaii, in an article posted on the League of Women Voters website last month. I agree with Hana that we should encourage our friends and family to be participants in democracy, especially by exercising the cherished, hard-won right to vote.

Saturday's primary election is an opportunity for citizens to exercise their right to decide on leadership that will shape the future of our county, state and nation. Unfortunately, in recent elections Maui County has consistently had the lowest voter participation in the state.

Time to vote

See the turnout numbers at hawaii.gov/elections/factsheets/fsvs505.pdf.

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Jul 13

PHOTO: Maui County receives national award for civic engagement

Posted to Council Chair Gladys Baisa on July 13, 2014 at 10:28 AM by Office of Council Services

NEW ORLEANS - National Association of Counties President Linda Langston today presented Council Chair Gladys Baisa and Deputy County Clerk Josiah Nishita with a 2014 Best in Category Award for Civic Education and Public Information at NACo's Achievement Awards Luncheon.

NACo Achievement Awards
The award is based on Maui County Council’s implementation of a system that allows public testimony to be received from its district offices in Hana, Lanai and Molokai.  

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Jul 13

PHOTO: Maui County receives national award for civic engagement

Posted to Maui County Council Blog on July 13, 2014 at 10:28 AM by Office of Council Services

NEW ORLEANS - National Association of Counties President Linda Langston today presented Council Chair Gladys Baisa and Deputy County Clerk Josiah Nishita with a 2014 Best in Category Award for Civic Education and Public Information at NACo's Achievement Awards Luncheon.

NACo Achievement Awards
The award is based on Maui County Council’s implementation of a system that allows public testimony to be received from its district offices in Hana, Lanai and Molokai.  

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