Elections commission approves pay raise for chief election officer

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Hawaii’s chief election officer is getting a pay raise.

The state elections commission voted Thursday to increase Scott Nago’s salary from $80,000 to $90,000.

Of the nine members on the board, seven voted in favor of the raise, one voted against and one abstained.

According to chair William Marston, they felt it was appropriate to put Nago’s salary in the 75th percentile of what the maximum salary would be ($120,000).

The raise retroactively went into effect July 1.

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