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Human Resources
Unemployed and Underemployed
You Too Can Participate in International Women's Year 1975
What Is Affirmative Action?
Know Your Schools - (Do You?)
Public Workshop on Sex Bias in Education
Are Empty Jets Flying to the West Coast Burning Up Fuel?
State Convention - May 16-17 (tentative)
Board News
Congratulations on their Successful Elections to LWVers
Know Your Schools Questionnaire

Board News

The biggest election news in Hawaii was the gubernatorial race, as far as ABC News was concerned. Our League reporters were at the computer centers calling in returns on all islands. In Honolulu, Diane Hastert, Anna Hoover, Marian Heidel, and Nancie Perea watched and reported the action; on Kauai were Alice Larkin and Carol Caspillo; Sue Irving and Sue Pauole manned the phones in Hilo; and Janet Allen, friend of the League, covered on Maui. Thank you all, and chairperson Marian Wilkins for earning $800 for the State League by volunteering as ABC's election night reporters.

Also running around the computer center in Honolulu that fateful night was State Board Director, Jerry Hess. The only female member on the State's Election Observer Team, Jerry and her team members were watchdogs for the whole voting process, testing the computer programming, checking computer errors, supervising ballot preparation, validating duplication of ballots when necessary, and manually auditing selected precincts. In her spare time she spotchecked certain precincts and their voting procedures. The Observers Team has since recommended specific changes to achieve an even more efficient and effective election system. Jerry and her team members are continuing to serve as an elections advisory committee to the Election Administrative Staff under the lieutenant governor, the chief election official. Many of the changes suggested are taken from the National Municipal League's Model Election System, with special emphasis on voter education to encourage more participation among the 18 to 25 year olds.

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