OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK
County Clerk: Stewart Maeda
Deputy Clerk: Jon Henricks
The Office of the County Clerk is responsible for Legislative Branch administrative operations and support services. This Office is also responsible for voter and candidate registration & elections and maintaining legislative records.
The Office of the County Clerk assists the County Council in carrying out its legislative activities. Additionally this office provides legislative drafting services for all County departments, records legislation and preserves legislative records, provides reprographic and mail services for all county departments, and assists with public participation in local government.
As the Clerk of the County Council and its Committees, the Clerk acts as parliamentarian to the Council. The Clerk is the Chief Elections Officer for the County of Hawai‘i and is Chairperson of the County Pension Board and the County Committee on Destruction of Records.
The County Clerk manages the Elections Division, Council Services, Committee Services, Administrative Services, Support Services, and the Legislative Research Branch. These sections are described below:
Responsible for all election activities in the County, including administering Federal, State and County elections, voter registration, voter education and conducting absentee voting among many other related responsibilities.
Coordinates and provides clerical and stenographic support at Council meetings and executive sessions and Council public hearings, and processes and tracks legislation which has been enacted into law.
Coordinates and provides clerical and stenographic support at Council Committee meetings and Committee public hearings, workshops, and site visits, and processes and tracks proposed legislation.
Performs personnel and accounting functions for the County Council and Clerk’s Offices.
Legislative Research Branch
Conducts independent research and analysis of substantive legislation prior to its consideration or enactment, either on request of the Council or on its own initiative. It serves in a consultative capacity to the Council, its Committees, and its Members. The LRB also assists with the revision, codification, and publication of ordinances to the Hawai‘i County Code.
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