Voter Owned Hawaii is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that is working to limit corruption, inefficiency, and the influence of big money on politics by modernizing Hawaii's outdated citizen-funded elections program so that candidates can focus more on small-dollar donors from their districts instead of big-dollar donors from the wealthiest contributors. More



Voter Owned Hawaii is currently in hibernation.  The Board of Directors is working on plans to potentially move forward, but the future remains uncertain for us.  We'll be contacting membership soon.  Thank you to our membership, donors, and volunteers for all of your efforts. 



Want a Crash Course on Why we Need Clean & Fair Elections? Watch the Following Two Videos & You'll Have a Good Idea:


And if you care to venture down the rabbit hole a bit further, watch this video.  It's about "Citizen's United, the Sequel" (the pending Supreme Ct. case "McCutcheon v. FEC"):


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In the news
Sep 18, 2009

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September 16, 2009
Fair Elections Now Act deserves support

Next year, the Big Island County Council elections will conduct a first for Hawai'i: a publicly funded election. It's a concept that has grown increasingly popular in recent years, and with good reason. It gives candidates who aren't beholden to well-monied special interests a fighting chance to compete for public office.

Aug 13, 2009

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2010 will be here before you know it

Publicly funded elections still on track
by Erin Miller
West Hawaii Today
Thursday, August 13, 2009 8:55 AM HST

Hawaii County voters may think it is a little early to start talking about the 2010 election, but for County Council candidates considering a public funding option, now is the time, a community organizer says.

Jun 25, 2009
HILO, Hawai'i — Hawai'i's first publicly funded elections will be tested on the Big Island next year.