by Andrew Walden
Mufi Hannemann’s Hawaii Independent Party, the Constitution Party, and The American Shopping Party are to be disqualified from the Hawaii ballot for 2018.
Announcing the move in a little-noticed legal advertisement in the February 27, 2017 Star-Advertiser, Scott Nago, Hawaii’s controversial Chief Elections Officer indicates the three parties “did not meet the requirements of HRS11-61(b)”—in essence they did not receive enough votes in 2016 nor did they have any incumbent elected officials running for reelection in 2016.
To re-qualify for ballot status, the parties will have to submit petition signatures.
LINK: HRS 11-61