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Elections Commission Seeks New Chair

April 27, 2015, 11:16 AM HST
* Updated April 27, 11:17 AM
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The State of Hawai’i Elections Commission has announced that applications are being accepted for the position of Commission Chair, a role currently held by William Marston.

According to documents, the position’s four year term is expected to begin on Dec. 4, 2015. Applications are being accepted, beginning immediately, and lasting through May 13.

As part of the Elections Commission, the new Commission Chair will join the group in holding public hearings, investigating and holding hearings to receive evidence of violations and complaints, employing a chief election officer, and advising the chief election officer on matters that relate to elections.

Composed of eight members appointed by various legislators, the Elections Commission is selected by a 2/3 vote of the members and presides over commission meetings.

Members of the Elections Commission do not receive compensation but are reimbursed for reasonable expenses, including travel. In addition, Elections Commission members are not allowed to partake in political management or campaigns.

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Applicants have until May 13 to submit their resume and cover letter to: Elections Commission, State of Hawai’i, c/o Office of Elections, 802 Lehua Avenue, Pearl City, HI 96782.

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