Say’s residency challenge can be heard by court


HONOLULU (AP) — A state appeals court said Circuit Court can hear a legal challenge to the residency of state Rep. Calvin Say.

It was determined the Circuit Court was wrong to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Say’s residency. The lower court judge said the Honolulu city clerk, not the court, had jurisdiction to say where Say is a registered voter.

The Hawaii Constitution requires House lawmakers to vote in the districts they represent.

Lawyers for voters in Say’s district said it’s an open secret Say lives in a different district in Honolulu. Attorney Lance Collins said Say owns a vacant house in Palolo and claims residency there.

Say said he shuttles between homes for family reasons, but maintains Palolo as his residence.

 

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