Ballots pouring in: 41% of Hawaii County voters have already voted

  • Hawaii County’s new $225,000 machine shown Aug. 4 in the basement of the county building in Hilo, slits the envelopes, sorts the ballots and verifies signatures. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)

  • Daniel Olsen feeds envelopes into the ballot sorting machine Aug. 4 in Hilo. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)

Some 41% of Hawaii County’s more than 127,000 registered voters had already voted by Friday, with 11 days to go before the Nov. 3 general election.