Before you vote next week, be sure you to take advantage of all the tools that the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii and other like-minded organizations have made available to help you become as informed a voter as possible.

Below are links to Web site tools, scorecards, and articles from the Grassroot Institute, Hawaii Reporter, and Smart Business Hawaii. These will help you learn more about the candidates and the issues. Please note that the articles do not necessarily reflect official stances of the Grassroot Institute, but are all valuable perspectives to consider.

Hopefully you’ll find this information useful as you prepare to head to the ballot box. If you’ve already voted (or even if not!), please feel welcome to forward these resources to your friends and family.

Hawaii Voter Resources:

Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

2010 Signers of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge – candidates who have pledged never to vote for a tax increase while in office
HawaiiVotes.org – A valuable tool where voters can investigate how legislators voted on every bill in the 2010-11 legislative session

2010 Legislative Scorecard – Rates how state legislators voted in terms of increasing or decreasing liberty in Hawaii


Hawaii Reporter:

Hawaii Reporter 2010 Election Guide

Suggested Positions on State Con Con and City & County of Honolulu Charter Amendments on Your Ballot By Sam Slom

Why You Should Vote NO on the Proposed Honolulu Transit Authority By Cliff Slater

Board of Education 2010 Race: Popularity Contest or a Chance for Parent Voices?

By Laura Brown

The Election, Vote ‘Yes’ to Appointed Board of Education: Change Long Overdue

By Randy Baldemor

Hawaii Absentee Voting Open Until October 30 By Sam Slom


Smart Business Hawaii and Hawaii Business:
PAYCHECKS List of Most Friendly Business Candidates

Hawaii Business Report: Who are the Pro Business Lawmakers?