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Applicants Sought for the Hawaii Elections Commission

Posted on Aug 14, 2014 in Press Releases

The Hawaii State Elections Commission has advised the Honorable Mark R. Recktenwald, Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court, that a vacancy on the Commission has not been filled.  The Commission requests Chief Justice Recktenwald to appoint a commissioner from the County of Maui to fill the vacancy.

Under authority conferred by Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 11-7(c), Chief Justice Recktenwald is soliciting applications from residents of the County of Maui.  Please note that persons currently taking an active part in political management or in political campaigns cannot serve on the Commission.

Any resident of the County of Maui who is interested in serving on the Hawaii State Elections Commission should submit a resume and cover letter that includes the following information:

  • A statement explaining why he or she is qualified to serve on the Commission.
  • Education and employment history.
  • A list of immediate relatives who serve in elected office
  • A disclosure of any pending litigation, tax, or criminal matter, any potential conflict of interest with regard to the duties of the Commission,  or anything else that could adversely affect your ability to serve on the Commission.
  • Three references.

Cover letters and resumes may be sent to:

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald
Supreme Court of Hawaii
417 S. King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Fax: 808-539-4703

Resumes must be post-marked, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered no later than Friday, August 29, 2014.  The names of all applicants will be made public.  Once appointed, the individual’s term will be effective through June 30, 2016.

More information about the Commission can be found in Chapter 11 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes and on the Commission’s website. 

For more information, contact the Communications and Community Relations Office at 808-539-4909 or via email at

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