Ballots prepared in Hilo for delivery to polling locations

Video by David Corrigan

HILO, Hawaii: In what is likely to go down as one of the most critically scrutinized elections ever held in Hawaii County, the first phase of “delivery and collection” was underway after 4 a.m. at the Hawaii County building in Hilo. Temporary workers and legislative staff assisted in the transportation of ballot boxes to the different polling locations around the island via a fleet of buses. The county building is under tight security, with sheriffs officers standing guard at the building’s only entrance.

Reporter Tiffany Edwards-Hunt was also on hand, you can read her “live blogging” on the Big Island Chronicle website.

Meanwhile in West Hawaii, Sherry Bracken reports that at least four Kona precincts have opened late. You can read further election coverage at Big Island News Center.