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February 17 deadline for Neighborhood Board candidates, voters

The deadline to submit completed candidate and voter registration forms for upcoming Neighborhood Board elections is this Friday, February 17, 2017.

Candidates may apply online at or obtain a hard copy form the Neighborhood Commission Office (NCO) at Kapālama Hale, Suite 160, by 4:30 p.m. on February 17, 2017 or by calling 768-3781.

O‘ahu residents who voted in the 2016 state elections are pre-registered to vote in the Neighborhood Board elections, and no further action is required. Those who did not vote, voted but changed residences since the election, or are non-citizen residents, must file a voter registration form in order to vote in the 2017 Neighborhood Board elections.

Voter application forms may be downloaded at or by contacting the Neighborhood Commission Office.

Completed candidate or voter forms must be postmarked by February 17, 2017, or can be hand delivered to the Neighborhood Commission Office at Kapālama Hale, Suite 160, by 4:30 p.m. on February 17, 2017.

The 2017 Neighborhood Board elections will be held from April 28 through May 19, 2017. At stake are 437 seats on O‘ahu's 33 Neighborhood Boards, whose volunteer members hold monthly meetings and serve as advisors on community concerns.

The Neighborhood Board system was created in 1973 to increase and assure effective citizen participation in government decision-making.

More information on the elections and boards is available at

Voting in the Neighborhood Board Elections

O‘ahu residents who have voted in the 2016 primary or general elections are automatically registered to vote in the 2017 Neighborhood Board Elections.

Other residents, including military personnel and family members, legal resident aliens, and students, who will be at least 18 years of age by February 17, 2017, may register to vote in the Neighborhood Board elections by submitting a neighborhood board voter registration form.

The form is available online at and at the Neighborhood Commission Office at Kapālama Hale. The deadline to submit the voter registration form is February 17, 2017. Mailed forms must be postmarked by the deadline date and received by February 24, 2017.

The mission of the Neighborhood Board System is to increase and assure effective citizen participation in the decisions of government. O‘ahu's Neighborhood Board System is the only government sponsored civic engagement system in the State of Hawai‘i. While they are advisory, board activities may include study and review of capital improvement projects and zoning concerns. They may also conduct educational programs on governmental decision making processes and establish community goals, objectives, and priorities.

More information about the election and neighborhood boards can be found on the NCO website at

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