Amid a torrent of tough to read stories about the decline of American democracy, some good news is most welcome. The is good news coming from America’s most recently added state, Hawaii. According to a really interesting article at Civil Beat written by Blaze Lovell:
Hawaii is likely to move to elections conducted almost entirely by mail as soon as 2020 after a conference committee of state legislators voted in favor of a measure to overhaul voting in the state.
House Bill 1248 would create a mail voting system statewide, something proponents hope will increase turnout, while also extending the time early voting locations would be open in each county.
The joint committee of House and Senate members also plugged in $200,000 to allow the state Office of Elections to conduct all-mail voting statewide. It also would provide the counties a total of $833,000 as start-up money for the new voting system.
See the full story here.