Voter turnout in Puna sees little change

Tom Mackay, whose Luana Street home in Leilani Estates was lost in the recent lava outbreak, was the first in line to vote Saturday at Pahoa Community Center. (TIM WRIGHT/Special to the Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

HILO — Despite displacement of residents because of the Kilauea eruption, and longer wait times on election day, voter turnout in lower Puna saw little change during Saturday’s primary.