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Low Turnout In Hawaii's Internet Election

An exercise in online voting, billed as the first of its kind in the country, has had less-than-desired results.

Only about 7,300 of the 115,000 registered voters took part in Honolulu's Neighborhood Board Elections. That, for the mathematically minded, is about 6.5 percent.

Voters could make their choices using the Internet or telephone.

The city's last Neighborhood Board Election drew a 28 percent turnout.

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