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.