November 3, 2008 – Hilo, Hawaii
Kamehameha Avenue along Hilo’s bayfront was alive and animated by sign waving supporters on the eve of the general election.
Festivities included a drumming circle beneath the monkeypod trees of Mooheau Park along with roadside sign waving, seen in the video above. Afterwards, there was entertainment, and a round of last minute campaign speeches, under the Mooheau Bandstand.
According to numbers published in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald, Hawaii County has already had 26,571 votes cast in absentee and walk-in voting. This is more than double the number of people who voted early in the 2004 election.
At this rate, powered in part by public interest in the pivotal national election, the Big Island is likely to see an historic, high voter turnout.