Votes trickling in with one week left: Here’s what you need to know

Jon Henricks

Elections officials and volunteers test vote-tallying equipment July 16 in Hilo (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)

With about a week left to vote on national, state and local races, a little more than 11% of the 112,630 Hawaii Island ballots mailed out have already been returned, and 19% of the 739,000 mailed ballots statewide, according to election officials.