University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa student-athletes are encouraging all ‘Bows fans to register to vote in their newest public service announcement, “YOU RUN 808.”
The initiative was developed by Every1ne Hawaiʻi, a Hawaiʻi 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation composed of nextgen influencers, formed to empower and activate Hawaiʻi‘s next generation.
Recognized widely for their efforts to procure and distribute two million masks statewide in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the group is pivoting back to its original intent for 2020—engaging kamaʻāina in the electoral process for this critical upcoming election.
You run 808. It only takes two minutes to register to vote.
“We saw this campaign as an opportunity for our program to step to the forefront and lead an exceptionally meaningful initiative,” said UH Mānoa Athletics Director David Matlin. “We hope they can help make a difference in voter turnout for the upcoming election and beyond.”
Student-athletes who participated included football quarterback Chevan Cordeiro; track and field’s Natasha Currence; women’s volleyball’s Kyra Hanawahine; men’s tennis’ Andre Ilagan; softball’s Kaʻena Keliinoi; men’s basketball’s Zoar Nedd; women’s golf’s Kralyn Salazar; women’s soccer’s Kelci Sumida; and men’s volleyball’s Alakaʻi Todd.
How to register
The registration deadline for the primarily election is Thursday, July 9.
To register to vote online, visit https://olvr.hawaii.gov. Voters will need a current State I.D., mailing address and social security number. The process takes less than two minutes to complete.
If you don’t have a State I.D. or social security number, you can download a voter registration form and submit a paper form.
—By Janica Marie Pascua