Friday, May 23, 2008

Maui News Poll on Publicly Funded Elections

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.

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