Honolulu opens ballot dropoffs early, neighbor islands protest

A ballot drop-off box at the county building in Hilo on Thursday shows a sign announcing it will be open Aug. 3. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)

Voters on Oahu have greater access to the polls than those on the neighbor islands, as the City and County of Honolulu has already opened its ballot dropoff boxes to the public while neighbor island counties are using the Aug. 3 date set in state law.