Scott Nago, the state's chief election officer, has detailed his response to the primary in a 14-page report prepared last week for the state Elections Commission.
The report is the most definitive account yet of the state's handling of the primary.
Interestingly, the report gives the state's interpretation of the law on postponed elections after natural disasters. Nago contends that a polling place election can only be postponed for seven days, while an absentee mail election can take as long as 21 days.
The state held a makeup vote at Keonepoko Elementary School for storm-ravaged voters in Puna on Aug. 15, six days after the Aug. 9 primary.