Voters on Hawaii Island still have opportunities to see and hear from candidates for office around the island.
Monday, October 8, County Council Candidates, 6 p.m. til 8 p.m., Kealakehe High School Cafeteria and broadcast live on LAVA 105.3 fm, for District 5, South Kona to Ka’u: candidates Maile David, Brenda Ford, and Candidates for District 9, Waikoloa through Waimea and North Kohala; candidates Sonny Shimaoka and Margaret Wille. No food sales, so attendees are invited to bring their own. Moderator: Sherry Bracken
Monday, October 8, televised debate between U. S. Senate Candidates Mazie Hirono and Linda Lingle, 7 p.m., KHON 2.
Wednesday, October 10, U. S. Senate, State Senate, Mayor, County Council District 9, Waimea School Cafeteria, confirmed: Linda Lingle (Mazie Hirono has been invited but has neither declined nor accepted), Kelly Greenwell and Malama Solomon; Billy Kenoi and Harry Kim; Sonny Shimaoka and Margaret Wille. 5:15 p.m. Moderator: Sherry Bracken
Thursday, October 11, Mayor Candidates Billy Kenoi and Harry Kim will be guests on the PBS Hawaii program Insights. Channel 10 on Hawaii Island if you have Oceanic Cablevision, starts at 8 p.m. Moderator: Dan Boylan
Monday, October 15, State Representative District 3 and County Prosecuting Attorney, 5:30 p.m. at Volcano’s Cooper Center; State House Candidates Fred Fogel, Marlene Hapai, Richard Onishi; Prosecuting Attorney Candidates Lincoln Ashida, Mitch Roth. Moderator: Dr. Todd Belt, UH Hilo Political Science Professor
Tuesday, October 16, televised debate U. S. Senate Candidates Mazie Hirono and Linda Lingle on KITV Channel 4, 8 p.m.
Thursday, October 18, televised debate, U. S. Senate Candidates Mazie Hirono and Linda Lingle, on PBS Hawaii Insights, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Moderator: Dan Boylan
Monday, October 22, Hawaii County Council District 6, 6 p.m. at Volcano’s Cooper Center; Candidates Maile David, Brenda Ford. Moderator: Erica Johnson, C0-President of American Association of University Women
Monday, October 22, televised debate U. S. Senate Candidates Mazie Hirono and Linda Lingle, 6:30 p.m., Hawaii News Now: KGMB 9, KHNL 8, KFVE 5
Walk in absentee voting, available to any registered voter, begins Tuesday, October 23. Election day is Tuesday, November 6.