Big Island County Clerk Jamae Kawauchi, who is managing her first election and her performance this year, was clearly the focus at a meeting in Hilo over elections problems on the Big Island.
"We can't exactly explain it."
That's what Hawaii County Clerk Jamae Kawauchi had to say 11 days before the primary, talking about possible computer or clerical errors on voter registration cards.
Kawauchi shut down her office for a day, in one of a number of moves that led to concerns over how this newly appointed county clerk was running the election on the Big Island.
Then on Primary Day:
"There were problems with poll books," began State Chief Elections Officer Scott Nago.
The governor ordered all 40 locations stay open an hour and a half later on the Big Island after a string of slip ups, delivery problems, and late starts at more than a dozen polling places that ultimately delayed results Saturday night.
And the fallout wasn't pretty.
"This has been going on, the elections office problems, several months," said Former Big Island Mayor Harry Kim.
"It's important we get accurate and precise information to what actually took place," Hawaii County Council Chair Dominic Yagong.
Nago said they tried to do that in a post-election meeting on Tuesday.