Turnout low for Internet vote - Hawai...

Turnout low for Internet vote - Hawaii News

There are 44 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from May 27, 2009, titled Turnout low for Internet vote - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Now that the city has completed the nation's first paperless, all-electronic election for this year's neighborhood board races, its return two years from now could be in question, after a staggeringly low 6 percent voter turnout.

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wacos202

Honolulu, HI

#1 May 27, 2009
Why is Bob Watada being used as a consultant for this project? Haven't we had enough of this guy and his criminal son!
Bob_Mililani

Calgary, Canada

#2 May 27, 2009
Voter apathy is at an all time high when it comes to national politics. Neighborhood board members are suffering from delusions of grandeur if they think voter interest would be better for them.
Lolo

Honolulu, HI

#3 May 27, 2009
If this is the city's idea of planning and preparing I shudder to think what is going to happen with out multi-billion dollar rail boondogle.
Lolo

Honolulu, HI

#4 May 27, 2009
wacos202 wrote:
Why is Bob Watada being used as a consultant for this project? Haven't we had enough of this guy and his criminal son!
I agree. We should kick that arsswhole and his cowardassss son out of the country.
kapoleikevin

San Diego, CA

#5 May 27, 2009
now when they bicker and argue with each other all night long --- they can be confident that they have a mandate of 6%
yep

San Diego, CA

#6 May 27, 2009
kapoleikevin wrote:
now when they bicker and argue with each other all night long --- they can be confident that they have a mandate of 6%
too bad, as Maeda who got the least of those elected, was just a handful of votes from being eliminated
Lolo

Honolulu, HI

#8 May 27, 2009
hardcore wrote:
<quoted text> "God Bless America" Where people have the Right to vote, and the accused have the Right to a trial. You Lolo deserve neither!
Aren't you contradicting yourself? Of course in America everybody is entitled to their opinion and everyone has the right to express them -- regardless of how clueless they are. Clueless.
Bored Member

Honolulu, HI

#9 May 27, 2009
These "boards" or should I say "boreds" are a total waste of taxpayer money. The same old wannabe politicians run year after year. If you want a good night of comedy, attend your next neighborhood board meeting and watch these wannabe legislators struggle though four hour meetings arguing more procedural rules then neighborhood business. Point of order Mr. Chairman, Point of order Madame Chair! Give these wannabes a copy of Robert's Rules of Order to guide them through the long sessions. A resident presents a complaint to NB. They struggle with should we send a letter? Can we send a letter? Is it within our authority? Wait, we better refer that to the chair of the appropriate committee for follow up and review. What a night of COMEDY!
Homer

Honolulu, HI

#10 May 27, 2009
Lolo wrote:
If this is the city's idea of planning and preparing I shudder to think what is going to happen with out multi-billion dollar rail boondogle.
If this is your idea of critical thinking, I shudder to think how hard it must be for you to tie your shoes.
alice

Kahului, HI

#11 May 27, 2009
Bored Member wrote:
These "boards" or should I say "boreds" are a total waste of taxpayer money. The same old wannabe politicians run year after year. If you want a good night of comedy, attend your next neighborhood board meeting and watch these wannabe legislators struggle though four hour meetings arguing more procedural rules then neighborhood business. Point of order Mr. Chairman, Point of order Madame Chair! Give these wannabes a copy of Robert's Rules of Order to guide them through the long sessions. A resident presents a complaint to NB. They struggle with should we send a letter? Can we send a letter? Is it within our authority? Wait, we better refer that to the chair of the appropriate committee for follow up and review. What a night of COMEDY!
well put..nobody cares about these powerless boards. The real deals are cut behind close doors.
Lunch Lady

Honolulu, HI

#12 May 27, 2009
Below is what I prepared early this morning for lunch today to share with the rest of the construction workers. What are you having?

Mediterranean Vegetable Relish on Grilled Polenta
Yield: 12 servings

1 c. olive oil
1 medium eggplant, cubed
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 c. celery, cut crosswise into ½-inch slices
1 c. mixed yellow, orange, and green peppers, diced
1/3 c. golden raisins
1/3 c. green olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
1 c. Greek olives, pitted, sliced
1 c. capers
2 medium firm, ripe, Florida tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
1 T. sherry vinegar
1-1/2 T. balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 lb. prepared tube polenta, sliced into ½ inches thick rounds and grilled
2 T. basil, minced

In a large skillet warm 4 T. of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add eggplant and sauté until nicely browned on all sides. Remove and place in small bowl. Set aside.

In the same skillet add another 2 T. olive oil and, when warm, add onion, celery and peppers. Cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Return the cooked eggplant to the skillet, add raisins, olives, and capers. Stir until everything is well mixed. Gently stir in the tomatoes and cook for another 10 minutes. Set aside and keep warm.

Combine the remaining 6 T. olive oil, sherry, balsamic vinegar, garlic and salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth.

Pour over the vegetable mixture. Toss lightly. Generously **** the mixture,(about 1 T.) on top of each slice of grilled polenta. Sprinkle with basil.
alice

Honolulu, HI

#13 May 27, 2009
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>
If this is your idea of critical thinking, I shudder to think how hard it must be for you to tie your shoes.
So true, hon....
Hungry

Kihei, HI

#14 May 27, 2009
Lunch Lady wrote:
Below is what I prepared early this morning for lunch today to share with the rest of the construction workers. What are you having?
Mediterranean Vegetable Relish on Grilled Polenta
Yield: 12 servings
1 c. olive oil
1 medium eggplant, cubed
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 c. celery, cut crosswise into ½-inch slices
1 c. mixed yellow, orange, and green peppers, diced
1/3 c. golden raisins
1/3 c. green olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
1 c. Greek olives, pitted, sliced
1 c. capers
2 medium firm, ripe, Florida tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
1 T. sherry vinegar
1-1/2 T. balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 lb. prepared tube polenta, sliced into ½ inches thick rounds and grilled
2 T. basil, minced
In a large skillet warm 4 T. of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add eggplant and sauté until nicely browned on all sides. Remove and place in small bowl. Set aside.
In the same skillet add another 2 T. olive oil and, when warm, add onion, celery and peppers. Cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Return the cooked eggplant to the skillet, add raisins, olives, and capers. Stir until everything is well mixed. Gently stir in the tomatoes and cook for another 10 minutes. Set aside and keep warm.
Combine the remaining 6 T. olive oil, sherry, balsamic vinegar, garlic and salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth.
Pour over the vegetable mixture. Toss lightly. Generously **** the mixture,(about 1 T.) on top of each slice of grilled polenta. Sprinkle with basil.
Sounds YUMMY! Sorta makes my spam musubi seem rather tasteless.
alice

Kahului, HI

#15 May 27, 2009
alice wrote:
<quoted text>well put..nobody cares about these powerless boards. The real deals are cut behind close doors.
true..in Hawaii, most of the decisions are cut behind closed doors. Always has been that way I am told.
local

Kailua, HI

#17 May 27, 2009
Bob Watada needs more money to defend his gut-less son.
elaine

United States

#18 May 27, 2009
Maybe I'm not the only one aware of this! The first I heard of this was on last night's news after the election was over and read both papers and watch the news!!! Maybe lots of money needs to be spent on advertising this UNKNOWN fact like ads politicians runs during election year or like the pushing for the light rail!!!
Oahu Resident

Kailua Kona, HI

#19 May 27, 2009
Only 7,289 of a potential 115,000 eligible voters cast ballots online or by telephone. That is only 6.3% of the total voters...poor advertising, lack of trust in the security of the system -"not hack proof", It reflects, more than anything else, a lack of voter interest for voting in neighborhood board elections," said Milner, of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. "Online voting isn't going to save that."
Nuuanu Mama

Honolulu, HI

#20 May 27, 2009
It took a lot of guts for Lieutenant Watada to stand up against a war that was based on greed (oil) and lies (remember WMDs).

As for the online voting, good idea, not well advertised. I'd much prefer voting online then standing in line. Just like Elaine, I wasn't even aware that online voting was available.
Lolo

Honolulu, HI

#22 May 27, 2009
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>
If this is your idea of critical thinking, I shudder to think how hard it must be for you to tie your shoes.
HAR HAR HAR. Alice and you are on the same page.

shudder shudder shudder

By the way. I wear slippers. no need tie.
Kaukaukaneokala

Honolulu, HI

#23 May 27, 2009
Lunch Lady wrote:
Below is what I prepared early this morning for lunch today to share with the rest of the construction workers. What are you having?
Mediterranean Vegetable Relish on Grilled Polenta
Yield: 12 servings
1 c. olive oil
1 medium eggplant, cubed
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 c. celery, cut crosswise into ½-inch slices
1 c. mixed yellow, orange, and green peppers, diced
1/3 c. golden raisins
1/3 c. green olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
1 c. Greek olives, pitted, sliced
1 c. capers
2 medium firm, ripe, Florida tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
1 T. sherry vinegar
1-1/2 T. balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 lb. prepared tube polenta, sliced into ½ inches thick rounds and grilled
2 T. basil, minced
In a large skillet warm 4 T. of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add eggplant and sauté until nicely browned on all sides. Remove and place in small bowl. Set aside.
In the same skillet add another 2 T. olive oil and, when warm, add onion, celery and peppers. Cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Return the cooked eggplant to the skillet, add raisins, olives, and capers. Stir until everything is well mixed. Gently stir in the tomatoes and cook for another 10 minutes. Set aside and keep warm.
Combine the remaining 6 T. olive oil, sherry, balsamic vinegar, garlic and salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth.
Pour over the vegetable mixture. Toss lightly. Generously **** the mixture,(about 1 T.) on top of each slice of grilled polenta. Sprinkle with basil.
Twelve servings?

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