Elections–8 p.m. Printout: Constitutional and County Charter Amendments.

All the constitutional amendments are winning except “Relating to State Justices and Judges” and “Relating to Early Childhood Education.” The former, which would have raised the mandatory retirement age of judges from 70 to 80, is losing by a landslide, 156,624 to 47,852.   The latter, which would allow state funds to be used for early private preschools that don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, etc., is closer: 109,326 against to 95,838 in favor.  Interestingly enough, on the Big Island voters so far are in favor of the Early Childhood Education amendment, 16,665 to 16,247.

The only charter amendment on the ballot, which would increase the term for the County Clerk to four years, is winning by about a three to one margin.

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