West Board Voting Now Online

Neighborhood boards have been around long enough to now conduct “Internet-only” elections, and that’s what lies ahead — April 24 to May 15 — for all community-minded residents who want a voice at the grass-roots level.

Oahu’s 33 boards meet monthly to identify and address area issues and concerns in dialogue with residents, organizations, lawmakers and government staff. There are 575 candidates willing to represent their neighbors in 2015-2016. Elections are held every two years, in odd-numbered years. Voters will be mailed a passcode April 23 giving them access to the online ballot. Walk-in sites will be open in Kapolei, Honolulu and Hau‘ula for those without their own computer access.

West Oahu has five boards. Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale board is fielding 19 candidates for one subdistrict; Ewa has 18 candidates for one sub-district; Waipahu has 25 candidates for three sub-districts; Pearl City has 10 candidates for one subdistrict; and Aiea has 21 candidates for four subdistricts. For more details, visit honolulu.gov/nco.