Voters issue a powerful mandate for hunting, fishing and gathering on Hawaii island

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The ballot item on the formation of a hunting, fishing and gathering advisory commission in the November 6 election passed by almost 2 to 1 margin. A total of 37,366 people voted for the item while 19,751 voted no and 6,676 left it blank.

Support for the commission apparently has no geographical boundaries as it was approved in every one of the 42 precincts on Hawaii island. When blank votes are considered, the item won by a majority in all but one precinct.

Council district Yes No Blank
1 4236 60% 2114 30% 764 11%
2 4962 56% 2849 32% 1035 12%
3 4743 58% 2490 30% 995 12%
4 3890 58% 2171 33% 600 9%
5 3548 60% 1853 31% 561 9%
6 3936 59% 2101 31% 664 10%
7 3710 57% 2105 32% 714 11%
8 3876 61% 1883 29% 628 10%
9 4465 61% 2185 30% 715 10%
All Districts* 37366 61% 19751 30% 6676 10%

*Total percentages may not equal 100 due to rounding.

Game Commission vote.xls with precinct results.


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