Voting for the 2019 Neighborhood Board Elections will be from Friday, April 26 through Friday, May 17. Registered voters must use their unique passcode to access their ballot online at www2.honolulu.gov/nbe. Uncontested races will not have an election. If you do not have access to a computer, alternate voting sites will be available at Kapolei Hale, Kapâlama Hale Suite 160, KEY Project in Kahalu’u from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Mondays through Fridays), and any public library on O‘ahu as part of the Hawai‘i State Public Library System. We encourage everyone to vote online to be environmentally friendly. However, to receive a paper ballot, please call the NCO at 808-768-3710.
The Neighborhood Commission Office (NCO) would like to congratulate all 553 candidates who registered for the 2019 Neighborhood Board Elections. This was an improvement from the previous election cycle in 2017 and the second highest number of registered candidates in NCO’s history. O‘ahu residents at least 18 years of age by February 15 were qualified to register and become a candidate, including military personnel, military family members, and legal resident aliens.
Oahu’s Neighborhood Board System was created in 1973 to assure and increase community participation in the decision-making process of government. The system applies the concept of participatory democracy, involving communities in the decisions that affect them. It establishes an island wide network of elected neighborhood boards as communication channels, expanding and facilitating opportunities for community and government interaction. A Neighborhood Board consists of community residents – your friends, family, and neighbors. They represent you at the Board’s meetings. There are 33 Neighborhood Boards in the City and County of Honolulu that meet on average once a month in your community.