Who may be registered?
Modified on: Wed, 29 Jul, 2015 at 10:51 AM
- Any Native Hawaiian who declares their cultural, civic or social connection as demonstrated in their unrelinquished sovereignty. (A guardian or parent’s signature is required for those less than 16 years of age.)
- Native Hawaiians who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of an election will be eligible to participate in the organization of a modern Hawaiian government.
- The Commission encourages younger Hawaiians to sign on to the registry. However, only those who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of an election will be eligible to vote.
- Who are Native Hawaiians? The law that authorized this effort defines a Native Hawaiian as any person who is a lineal descendant of the aboriginal people who resided in the Hawaiian Islands prior to 1778, or, any person who is eligible or is a lineal descendant of a person who is eligible for Hawaiian Home Lands. There is no blood quantum requirement to be on this registry. There is no residency requirement.
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