Dupree v. Hiraga

Opinion of the Court


In Dupree v. Hiraga, the Hawaii Supreme Court held that in order to register as a voter, a person must have a fixed habitation in the district in which he is attempting to register, as well as a "physical presence" there. Intent to return there is not enough.

The case concerned whether the State Board of Registration (County of Maui) correctly concluded that a Maui County councilperson who registered to vote as a Lanai resident is actually a resident of Maui. The unanimous court, in an opinion by Justice Mark Reckenwald, affirmed.

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Reference Info:Decision | State, 9th Circuit, Hawaii | United States

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