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City council submits list of nominees to fill District IV seat

HONOLULU (KHON2) - Honolulu City Council members have submitted their list of candidates to temporarily fill the District IV seat currently left vacant while a special election is pending.

They are: 

Jo Ann Adams
Charles Djou
Mike Formby
David Frankel
Katherine Henski
Natalie Iwasa
Barbara Marumoto
Michelle Matson
David Moskowitz
Jeff Merz
Trevor Ozawa
Kahi Pacarro
Nicola Perez
Yvonne Perry
Sam Slom
Emmanuel Tipon
Rich Turbin
Marc Witter
Randall Yee

To see the resumes submitted by candidates, click here

The council will be holding a public hearing on Monday, February 4, to consider names that have been submitted by the council members.

The public is invited to testify, for more infromation, click here.

District IV covers Ala Moana to Hawaii Kai. A special election has been set for Saturday, April 13th.

The do-over comes after the Supreme Court invalidated the election of Trevor Ozawa, who topped challenger Tommy Waters by 22 votes. 

The special election will only involve Ozawa and Waters. The City Clerk says it will be an all-mail election. 

Here's the timeline:
-On February 27th, ballots will be mailed to military and overseas voters.
-Voter registration deadline will be March 14th.
-Ballots will be mailed on March 21st.
-There will be early walk-in voting at Honolulu Hale only from April 1-13, except on Sunday.

We asked if the City Clerk will make any adjustments in collecting mail-in ballots in light of the Supreme Court's decision. 

"I don't know if there will be anything that will be changing in the postal service," said City Clerk Glen Takahashi. "I will say we will probably bring some of the state election observers over with us at that time to have a couple of witnesses so that we can say, 'Yes the transfer did occur before 6 p.m.'"

Election day registration will also be open. The poll will close at 6 p.m. and the results will be issued later that evening. The City Clerk says the cost to run this April 13 election will be about $250,000. 


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