City, county, regional, and state consumer offices offer a variety of important services. They might mediate complaints, conduct investigations, prosecute offenders of consumer laws, license and regulate professional service providers, provide educational materials and advocate for consumer rights.
View a sample ballot and learn where candidates running for office in your community stand on the issues. One you click through to the website, you’ll need to enter your address to get accurate ballot information.
Four of Hawaii’s five counties, (Hawaii, Honolulu, Kauai and Maui), enjoy somewhat greater governing powers than many counties on the U.S. mainland. Counties in Hawaii are the only legally constituted government bodies below that of the state. No formal level of government exists below that of the county in Hawaii.