The Governance of Hawaii: A Study of Territorial Administration

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of each party who receives the greatest number of votes is declared nominated, and any non-partisan candidate who receives twenty per cent of the votes for a given office is also nominated. In the case of county offices, any candidate for nomination who receives a majority of votes cast in the primary is declared elected.

Elections in general are supervised by the secretary of the territory. The governor marks out the precincts. In 1924 and 1926 there were 109 precincts, the number of voters in each varying from 1,167 to 28. In each precinct is one polling-place, its destinies presided over by a board of three inspectors appointed by the governor. This in brief is the Hawaiian election system.

In this chapter we have seen the plan of government as designed by the architects of the territorial government and supplemented by the local draughtsmen within the Islands. We have noted the rules of law which govern the political machinery. With the running of that machinery, and its accomplishments, the next few chapters will be concerned.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

A fairly detailed description of American territorial policies will be found in Vedasto Jose Samonte, The American System of Colonial, Administration ( State University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1925). Chapters on the subject will be found in all the standard textbooks on American government. They are all written at secondhand and are bounded by the information which could be secured in statutes and decisions. To supplement the chapter in this book, see the Organic Act (Appendix, pp. 235 ff., below) and Revised Laws of Hawaii, 1925, §§ 1575-1891 on local government, and §§ 32-141 on elections.

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  • Stanford Books in World Politics ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Table of Contents xv
  • 1- Chapter I the Islands of Hawaii 1
  • Bibliography 14
  • Chapter II- An Independent Nation 16
  • Bibliography 28
  • Chapter III- Hawaii and the Union 29
  • Bibliography 51
  • Chapter IV- The Plan of Government 53
  • Bibliography 63
  • Chapter V- Races and the Government 64
  • Bibliography 81
  • Chapter VI- Parties and Elections 82
  • Bibliography 94
  • Chapter VII- The Legislature 95
  • Bibliography 106
  • Chapter VIII- The Executive Branch 107
  • Bibliography 121
  • Chapter IX- Health and Welfare 122
  • Bibliography 131
  • Chapter X- Education 132
  • Bibliography 146
  • Chapter XI- Public Lands and Public Works 147
  • Bibliography 154
  • Chapter XII- Conservation, Agriculture, and Business 155
  • Bibliography 163
  • Chapter XIII- Finance 165
  • Bibliography 176
  • Chapter XIV- Law and Legal Administration 177
  • Bibliography 186
  • Chapter XV- Honolulu General Government 187
  • Bibliography 193
  • Bibliography 202
  • Chapter XVII- County Government 203
  • Bibliography 210
  • Chapter XVIII- Federal Government in Hawaii 211
  • Bibliography 217
  • Chapter XIX- An Appraisal 218
  • Bibliography 227
  • Appendix A- Hawaiian Pronunciation 229
  • Appendix B 231
  • Appendix C 232
  • Appendix D 235
  • Chapter Iii. the Executive 250
  • Index 273
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