2016 Maui County Presidential Preference Poll & Precinct Elections

PRECINCT MEETING – On Saturday, March 26, 2016 starting at 1 p.m., Democratic Party members will gather in over 50 meetings across the state. These neighborhood meetings have two purposes. First, people will vote for their favored presidential candidate in the Presidential Preference Poll (PPP). This is sometimes called the “caucus”. Then members will vote for the local precinct party party officers, as delegates to the county and state conventions.

ELIGIBILITY – Voting in both the PPP and the precinct elections is open to all Hawaii registered voters, provided they have joined the Democratic party. Voters who are not yet formal members can join the party at the meeting, making them eligible to participate.

PRECINCT MEETING SITES – VERIFY YOUR DISTRICT/PRECINCT HERE.
District 8: Wailuku – To be announced (will be posted as location is secured)
District 9: Kahului – Maui Waena Intemediate School Cafeteria
District 10: Lahaina – Princess Nahienaena Elementary School Cafeteria
District 11: Kihei – Lokelani Intermediate School Cafeteria
District 12: Makawao – Kalama Intermediate School Cafeteria

District 13: Lanai, Maui, Molokai
District 13-1 and 13-2 – Haiku Community Center
District 13-3 – Hana School Cafeteria
District 13-4 – Lanai Senior Center
District 13-5 through 9 – Kaunakakai Elementary School Cafeteria

If you need additional information, please contact Maui County Chair Troy Hashimoto at troy@mauidemocrats.org.

McKelvey, Baker – Pre-Legislative Talk Story

Rep. Angus McKelvey and Sen. Rosalyn Baker will hold their annual Pre-Legislative Session Community Talk Story meeting on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, beginning at 10 a.m. at Kaunoa West Maui Senior Center in Lahaina.

The legislators will discuss priorities for future legislation as well as spending priorities for West Maui.

This is an opportunity for Maui residents to share their views and learn more about how to get involved in the legislative process.

After long months of work done during the interim at the State Capitol, both Rep. McKelvey and Sen. Baker look forward to meeting with the people they represent.

Kaunoa West Maui Senior Center is located at 788 Pauoa St.

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Young Democrats Watch Party

12466300_1662219077364192_5626427138144039763_oThe newly reformed Young Democrats of Maui County, now under new leadership, invites the public to view a live stream of the Democratic presidential debate on Sunday Jan. 17, 2016, at 4 p.m. at the MEDB Malcolm Center in Kīhei.

After the debate, there will be a formal meeting to discuss future events.

Attendees are asked to bring snacks to share as well as their own reusable cup, plate and utensils.

The Young Democrats of Maui County’s mission is to empower young people to become engaged in influencing politics and government in Hawai‘i.

Additionally, YDM wants to create a neutral space where young people can learn about our island’s history and politics from diverse perspectives.

YDM plans to host candidate forums, voter registration drives, community service events, social mixers, as well as forums about specific issues with experts from varying viewpoints.

For more information or to request to be on the YDM email list, email chair@mauiyoungdems.com.

Fundraiser for Stacey Moniz

Friends of Stacey Moniz announces its campaign kickoff, “2016: A Fresh Start,” on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani.

Moniz, a lifelong social justice advocate, is running for the Maui County Council Upcountry seat (Pukalani, Kula and ‘Ulupalakua).

The suggested donation for a home-cooked shoyu chicken and rice plate is $20.

Morning Goddess Alaka‘i Paleka will serve as the event’s emcee; Richard Dancil, Wes Furuomoto and Nestor Ugale Jr. will provide the entertainment.

For more information, to purchase tickets or make a donation, visit www.Moniz4Maui.com or call 757-5827.
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Campaign Spending Training

The Maui County Democratic Party will be hosting the Campaign Spending Commission for a special campaign spending training for anyone interested in learning about the process.

It will be held on Friday, November 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Akaku Media Room located at 333 Dairy Road in Kahului.

If you have any questions or if to reserve your spot, please RSVP to Linda Puopollo.