Neighborhood Boards: A Way To Help At Home

If you want to make a difference in your community, here’s a good way to start.

Oahu residents who are at least 18 years old — or will be by Feb. 20, 2015 — can file to run for a seat on their area neighborhood board.

Candidates can apply online at Registration forms also are available at the city Neighborhood Commission Office at Honolulu Hale, Room 406, or by calling 768-3717. Deadline to apply is Feb. 20, and mailed forms must be postmarked by that date.

That also is the deadline to register to vote in the neighborhood board elections. Residents who voted in either the primary or the general election automatically are registered.

Voting for candidates begins April 21 and ends May 15. Each member serves a two-year term.

The Neighborhood Board System is the only government-sponsored civic engagement system in the state.

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