Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Big Island Fair Elections Act Kicks off January 1

On January 1st, 2010, candidates for Big Island County Council will be able to file their "Declaration of Intent" to try and qualify as a fully publicly funded candidate.  In 2008 Hawaii became the 9th state to implement a full public funding option for elections.  We will be looking closely at the program as we go into the 2010 elections to see what elements of Act 244 are working well, and which ones need improvement.