Honolulu Advertiser February 12, 1996
February 12, 1996
The Hawaiian Sovereignty Elections Council is replacing the word 'plebiscite' with the term 'native Hawaiian vote.'
The change was made to clarify the meaning of the event and to avoid confusion, the council announced Saturday.
Hawaiians will be voting this year on the question: "Shall the Hawaiian people elect delegates to propose a native Hawaiian government?"
The vote is the first step in the process of determining whether Hawaiians want to restore a nation of their own choosing.
Hawaiians living anywhere in the world are eligible to vote, provided they are at least 18 years old by Sept. 2.
Ballots are scheduled to be mail beginning July 1.
See related material on the word plebiscite and the Hawaiian Sovereignty Elections Council, including the opinion of Prof. Francis A. Boyle, which was instrumental in HSEC's decision to change the terminology of the vote.
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