The Maui News is currently running a poll on whether Maui residents favor publicly funded elections for the Maui County Council, similar to the recently passed legislation for Hawaii County. Here's the link.
The poll question is: "The state Legislature passed by a wide margin a proposal to publicly fund some Big Island elections as a pilot program. Would you favor a law that would establish publicly financed elections in Maui County?"
As this is being written, the majority of respondents do not favor publicly funded elections with 17% checking YES, 53% checking NO, and 30% checking DEPENDS on how the pilot program works.
The bill, HB661, awaits Gov's signature.