HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie says there should be a review of elections oversight after primary polls on the Big Island needed to stay open 90 minutes later because some of the county's polls opened late.
The extension delayed release of election results statewide on Saturday night.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Abercrombie says he will look at whether elections should return to the oversight of the lieutenant governor's office. As of 1995, county clerks have local jurisdiction over voting.
Hawaii County Clerk Jamae Kawauchi has been criticized for a lack of communication with the state before the primary. State Chief Elections Officer Scott Nago says he doesn't have definitive answers about what happened Saturday because he hadn't heard from her.