Hawaii Seal Hawaii Revised Statutes


Counting of absentee ballots

§15-10 Counting of absentee ballots. If the requirements in section 15-9 are met, the return and ballot envelopes may be opened and the ballot counted as prescribed by law for the voting system in use.

In those absentee polling places using paper ballots, counting of the absentee ballots may begin after noon of election day.

In those absentee polling places using the electronic voting system, the absentee ballots shall be transported to the counting center in a manner and by a schedule as provided in the rules promulgated by the chief election officer. In no case, however, shall the results of the absentee count become publicly known before the polls have officially closed.

Any person violating this section shall be guilty of an election offense under section 19-6. [L 1975, c 36, pt of §3; am L 1976, c 106, §4(5); am L 1980, c 248, §1(g)]