State readies for only mail voting

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  • A runbeck ballot sorting machine is pictured, which is what the state will use to tally votes. (Photo courtesy/ Runbeck Election Services Inc.)

HILO — Hawaii County Clerk Jon Henricks told state legislators Wednesday the county will have a high-speed ballot sorting machine by February, which he said will give Hawaii Island elections workers “plenty of time” to prepare for the new voting-by-mail system that will be in place for the 2020 primary and general elections.