Long wait for Hawaii vote spurs call for more voter centers

Barrett Baca leans his head on the wall while waiting to vote Tuesday at the Aupuni Center in Hilo. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

A line of voters wait to cast their ballots at the Aupuni Center in Hilo on Tuesday. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

HONOLULU — Voter advocates say Hawaii should set up more voter service centers after a last-minute surge of interest led to hours-long lines for in-person voting on Election Day even as the state switched to a vote-by-mail system for casting ballots.