Hawaii may move up primary election
HONOLULU, Hawaii: In order to comply with federal law, Hawaii officials are considering moving the state's biennial primary elections to August, instead of the usual September date. The new federal law requires that deployed troops be given enough time to vote. According to officials the current schedule does not leave enough time for ballots to be mailed and returned from overseas military troops.
Election dates currently scheduled:
- September 18: Primary election
- November 2: General election