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LWVHC members spoke with Sherry Bracken of Island Conversations, Sept. 2020

2020 County Charter Amendments

Listen to LWV members and Sherry Bracken on Island Conversations discuss the pros & cons of the 16 Charter Amendments on the 2020 ballot.

LWVHC 100th Anniversary Proclamation with Gov. David Ige

100th Anniversary of LWV - Hawai'i State Celebration - Honolulu

Gov. David Ige celebrates the 100th Anniversary with a Proclamation presented to members of the LWV State Board, and Hawai'i and Honolulu County leagues.

LWVHC Proclamation by Mayor Harry Kim on League's 100th Anniversary

100th Anniversary of League

Mayor Harry Kim signs a proclamation celebrating the League's 100th Anniversary

Hawai'i County Council celebrates League's 100th Anniversary on Feb. 5th

Hawai'i Island County Council celebrates the League's 100th Annivesary

Messages by LWVHC members at the event recognized milestones such as Hawai'i State Rep. Patsy Mink, LWV member and first woman of color elected to House of Representatives.

Sandy Ma of Common Cause Hawai'i speaks on Vote By Mail

Voter Education

Sandy Ma of Common Cause Hawai'i speaks on Vote By Mail, which will start with the 2020 Elections

FORUM LWVHC Party Forum in Waimea 200111

Voter Education - Party Panel

Learn more about this panel discussion on "Big Island Political Parties Prepare for 2020 Elections"

People Powered Fair Maps national map

Voting & Elections - Fair Maps

Learn more about LWVHC's work on full and fair representation through People Powered Fair Maps.

LWV Candidate Forum in West Hawaii

Candidate Forum in West Hawai'i

Click here to check for Candidate Forums and other voter education events

League of Women Voters - 100+ Years Strong

League of Women Voters - 100 Years Strong

Learn more about the history of the League at the county, state and national levels

LWV Hawaii County Members counting votes in Waikoloa

Vote Counting in Waikoloa

Learn more about the League's Vote Counting & Election Services

Hawai'i County

The League of Women Voters works at local, state and national levels to educate policy makers and the public on pressing issues, and takes concerted action to achieve positive change in our communities.

The League of Women Voters of Hawai'i County has been a part of the Big Island community since the 1960s. Members of the Hawai'i Island League work on local, state and national issues that they are passionate about, such as protecting voter rights and transparency and ethics in government. Learn more about our programs.

For more information about the Big Island League, contact us at (808) 933-VOTE (messages only) or by email at lwvhawaiicty [at] gmail.com, read our current newsletter here, and see past events here.

Upcoming Dates:

  • LWVHC Program Planning Meeting (virtual) - Jan. 16, 2021 @ 10 a.m.
    Guest Speaker: Mayor-Elect Mitch Roth
  • State LWV Board Meeting - Feb. 20, 2021
  • LWVHC Annual Meeting - Apr. 17, 2021
  • LWV State Convention (virtual) - May 22, 2021
Virtual Policy & Advocacy Training Series
Event Date: 
Nov 15 2020 - 3:00pm to Jan 10 2021 - 3:00pm

Join this series of free virtual trainings in November 2020, December 2020, and January 2021! Save the date to hear from local policy and advocacy experts as we gear up for the 2021 legislative session.

LWVHC - Valerie Poindexter
Blog Post

Click here to hear Valerie Poindexter, Council Member, Hawai'i County, spoke on "The Future of Women in Politics on the Big Island: What We Have Learned" at the LVWHC's virtual General Meet

Hawaii Votes by Mail image backyard
Blog Post

The League of Women Voters of Hawai`i County has just published the Voter's Information Bulletin, a non-partisan guide to the proposed

Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, portrait 1915
Press Mention

Lee stood out as a Chinese immigrant, giving speeches, writing articles and helping to lead a 10,000-strong march through the streets of New York City when she was just a teenager.

LWVHC's Program Planning Process

Each year's program plan is considered and voted on at our Annual Meetings in April. This program plan reflects the activities we will focus on, and how we will promote the League's positions on these public policy issues to government officials, the media and the public.

Programs for 2020 - 2021

A) Voter Education & Access

Chair: Bradley Clark