After months of campaigning for the votes of Maui County, the results are in. Elected officials will begin their new term on Jan. 2, 2019. Results are based on results taken from Elections.hawaii.gov.
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Were you able to vote? Remember every vote counts. There is power in numbers. Each one of us has the power to make a difference. God's ppl need to go out and be the voice and the light in this dark and perverse world. It's only going to get worse before it gets better, but let's do all we can to retain a little bit of the sanity that's left. #ivoted#generalelection2018#2chronicles714
Enjoyed working yet another election as chief inspector along side the inspector my mother yesterday! We had 3,257 voters just at our precinct who turned out, we have 5200 registered!!! We also had a line wrapped around the building as soon as we opened! Great turnout and with our great team, the line flowed and we got everyone in and out as swiftly as possible! #voted#alelections#generalelection2018
Here's just some of the action Star-Advertiser photographers captured while out and about once the 2018 General Election polls closed on Tuesday. 📷: @jammaquino @cindyellenrussell @staradvertiserphoto
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These humans! A historic night! New possibilities for systemic changes that uproot sanctioned inequities + injustices + instead value + protect the humanity of all + not just those with privilege, power + prestige.
It was an incredible honor to be invited into this process, as witness + participant, from the beginning stages when Elissa was exploring her options back in the winter of 2017.
I remember sitting on my couch with her, discussing the risks of opening her family's lives to public scrutiny + braving through the ugliness of the political system. She wanted to know how folks here in Lansing were feeling + what they wanted + needed from their elected officials.
That April, I organized a local Listening Session with folks in my community to share their thoughts, experiences + hopes for our district, state + nation.
It's been exciting to watch the many ways friends, family + fellow citizens in my hometown have rallied — not just in support of Elissa's campaign — but to demand the reconstruction of this unjust system!
The marathon continues, y'all. #victorious#votethemout#generalelection2018#lovelansing#neverthelessshepersisted
I voted. And I voted hard. For the first time in my voting experience, I actually spent half a day researching every single proposition, every single measure, and every single candidate.
I decided this time I didn't want to vote for someone blindly just because of their party affiliation. I know that may seem controversial because of how divided we are right now, but I wanted to vote for someone based on their history, what their priorities were, and how that synced up with my needs and wants as an American citizen.
In doing all of this research I felt like I was truly engaging with my community, district, and state. It felt really good to research and come up with my own opinions and understanding of every proposal on my ballot.
Being a 1st generation Arab-American woman, I always tend to feel the feels when I'm following a major election. In 2008 and 2012, I felt all the good feels. In 2016 I felt all the sad feels. Yesterday, I felt all the good feels again.
Why? Because so many Americans made voting a priority this season. And regardless of who rules the Senate or House, I was just hoping to see a balance of power (and priorities), and I think we got it and I really hope it's a good thing.
I'm not a political expert (duh) but I feel like this election season opened up all kinds of doors for some new faces with new perspectives to step up, be seen, and shake things up. It's nice to see some diverse representation in our government.
So I'd say it was a successful outcome for most of the USA, hopefully moving us towards some kind of unity again. Yay America!
I woke up today with people texting and emailing asking what happened.
Write in candidacies are extremely difficult by nature. Without access to the ballot, we had several things working against us.
Some folks thought I am still a Republican, and that the 'Pirate thing was a political gimmick', and voted straight ticket... I've had a handful of people tell me during the early voting phase that they think they misspelled my name (misspellings aren't counted)... I wasn't able to reach out to folks who would have joined us if they had only known... I am not here to make excuses, because I'm not disappointed. Not one of us should be disappointed.
Folks, yesterday was a great day! A day of learning and enlightenment!
We learned some valuable lessons, and we will adjust for the future.
This was merely the first skirmish to end the two party system. We're not defeated, and we are definitely not done here... #stillfighting#Indiana#Pirate#stillhere#elections#generalelection2018#PirateParty#electionresults#bluewave#redwave#Walkaway
What a tremendous honor to have such valuable political insight and wisdom shared with us tonight from former Governor John Waihee and long-time former Republican State Senator Sam Slom. As you can see...they also added a whole lot of humor throughout the night! Mahalo for once again being a part of our @hawaiinewsnow round table team!!! And special thanks to our HNN Managing Editor Daryl Huff and my #pahtnahincrime @shawn_ching for helping to make it a success! #GeneralElection2018
A ray of sunshine in the dark political clouds....
Tears of joy about the historic victories of women especially the native american!!Amazing!!
I hope they are all victorious when pushing legislation that protects the earth,the children and all living beings!!!
#generalelection2018#democracy is winning so far!!
I survived........had a great time today at the Polls, such a learning experience!!! Was my first time and I will definitely do it again, without a doubt. Despite the rain, so many people came out and so many first time Voters. #gomaryland#generalelection2018#greatday#feelingmotivated
Did the thing. Got the sticker. Did you? There’s still time! 🗳✊️🇺🇸✔️
It's not only our civic duty, but an honor and privilege to vote. It always makes me a little teary. I can’t imagine living in a time when women and minorities weren’t even considered worthy of voting. Too many people fought, marched, sacrificed and died so we could have this right. It's a pretty big deal.
So if you haven't already, get out there and VOTE!🗳 Let your voice be heard and get your sticker! All the cool kids are wearing them.😉
Polls close at 8pm! 🇺🇸 Hurry!