With the general election coming up on November 8, we asked residents around town why they vote. Here’s what your neighbors and friends said:
Alice Granito: I vote because I feel that voting allows me to be a contributing member of society.
Anita Etrata: I vote so the future of Lanai will be more secure for future generations.
Butch Gima: As the old OHA t-shirts stated ”NO vote, NO Complain!”
Jojo Reineke: It’s my right as a citizen of the United States. I voted yearly ever since I could vote.
Nancy Tamashiro: I vote because it’s my duty.
Samson Aki : I’m hoping to work toward a future that keeps Hawaiian lands in Hawaiian hands.
Tiffany Kaniho: I vote to make a difference and help future Lanai generations.
Vince Cabinilla: I vote because it matters.
Don’t forget to vote! Mail in your ballot by November 1 or vote in person from November 1-8 at 411 Eighth Street.