- Associated Press - Friday, August 8, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii elections officials say they will postpone the primary election for about 8,000 voters in two precincts on the Big Island because of nearby road damage caused by a tropical storm.

Chief Election Officer Scott Nago said in a statement Friday that the roads left communities in Puna isolated.

Nago says the rest of the primary will move forward as planned. He says the precincts will vote absentee later.

Elections spokesman Rex Quidilla says about 8,000 voters are affected. He says the results for the rest of the election will be given Saturday night or early Sunday, as they are tabulated.

Quidilla says elections officials made the change after they were told the communities would not be able to get to the polling places.

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