County gears up for primary election: Lack of elections administrator won’t slow the process

Election workers at West Hawaii Civic Center are ready for walk-in voters for the 2020 primary election. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

Holly Plackett with the League of Women Voters registers voters in October 2020 at the Kona Safeway ahead of the November 2020 general election. (LAURA RUMINSKI/West Hawaii Today file photo)

Jon Henricks

Hawaii County hasn’t had a chief election officer since longtime Elections Division Administrator Pat Nakamoto retired Dec. 31.