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Friday, May 16, 2014
May 16, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 10:53 PM :: 3217 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending May 16, 2014....

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Saturday, May 10, 2014
May 9, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 3:52 AM :: 2948 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending May 9, 2014....

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Friday, May 2, 2014
May 2, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 11:23 PM :: 3091 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending May 2, 2014....

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Special Interest Groups Can Hijack Hawaii's Elections if Late Voter Registration Bill Enacted
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 12:15 AM :: 3427 Views :: Office of Elections

Super PACs and special interest groups look set to have the opportunity to hijack all future elections in Hawaii if HB2590 CD1 passes....

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Saturday, April 26, 2014
April 25, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 12:58 AM :: 3030 Views :: Office of Elections
The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending April 25, 2014.
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Friday, April 25, 2014
Quo Warranto Fu: Is Calvin Say a Qualified Voter in his District?
By Robert Thomas @ 10:44 PM :: 4612 Views :: Office of Elections, Politicians

...may the challenger institute a quo warranto lawsuit in state circuit court?

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Friday, April 18, 2014
April 17, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 11:16 PM :: 2754 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending April 17, 2014....

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Saturday, April 12, 2014
April 11, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 4:04 AM :: 2896 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending April 11, 2014....

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
PEW: Hawaii Voter Participation Drops Below 45%--Worst in USA
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 3494 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

Hawaii was again last in voter turnout in 2012, with its rate decreasing 4.6 percentage points from a nation’s worst 2008 rate....

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Saturday, April 5, 2014
April 4, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 5:41 AM :: 2891 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending April 4, 2014....

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Saturday, March 29, 2014
March 28, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By News Release @ 2:08 AM :: 3053 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending March 28, 2014....

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Friday, March 28, 2014
Citizens from all Islands Meet to Establish Hawaii Independent Party
By News Release @ 5:35 AM :: 4100 Views :: Office of Elections, Politicians

"This is going to be a party of diversity and inclusion where those who are not at the extreme left or right of the political spectrum can come and voice moderate views that they feel will move Hawaii forward."

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Saturday, March 22, 2014
March 21, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By News Release @ 12:21 AM :: 2897 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending March 21, 2014....

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Saturday, March 15, 2014
March 14, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By News Release @ 4:20 AM :: 3005 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending March 14, 2014....

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Saturday, March 8, 2014
March 7, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 1:57 AM :: 2994 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending March 7, 2014....

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Saturday, March 1, 2014
February 28, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 12:11 PM :: 2789 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending February 28, 2014....

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Friday, February 28, 2014
DBEDT App Displays Demographics of Hawaii House, Senate Districts
By News Release @ 2:07 AM :: 3432 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

Average characteristic of an area over the entire 5-year time period.  Data is based on a survey....

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Looks Like Hawaii Won't Need To Count All Those Soldiers, Sailors, And Marines In The Next Reapportionment Anyway
By Robert Thomas @ 12:47 AM :: 4299 Views :: Military, Office of Elections

Not only will the soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen, and their families be legally invisible, they might be really gone as well....

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Friday, February 21, 2014
February 21, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 9:31 PM :: 3027 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending February 21, 2014.....

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Saturday, February 8, 2014
Election 2014: Dozens Pull Papers in First Week of Candidate Filing
By Andrew Walden @ 4:42 PM :: 3233 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending February 7, 2014....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
HB452: Hawaii House Unanimously Passes Election Fraud Bill
By News Release @ 3:12 AM :: 2565 Views :: Office of Elections

"Across the country voters have been misled by attempts to win elections by keeping people from the polls. We can’t let that happen here."

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Sunday, February 2, 2014
Candidate Filing Opens Monday Feb. 3
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 4414 Views :: Office of Elections

A candidate may obtain the Application for a Nomination Paper and receive and file his/her nomination paper at the locations listed below....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court approves military exclusion from reapportionment plan
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:15 AM :: 3450 Views :: Office of Elections

Minors, incarcerated criminals and illegal immigrants are represented in the 2012 Hawaii Reapportionment Plan. Military members and their “attached” spouses, as well as non-resident students, are not....

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Supreme Court Upholds Hawaii Redistricting Plan
By Robert Thomas @ 11:06 AM :: 4173 Views :: Military, Office of Elections

...the Court's order ends the case....

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Thursday, January 9, 2014
Hawaii Solutions Candidate Recruitment Update
By Dylan Nonaka @ 8:31 PM :: 4027 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

...the Give the People Hope campaign to engage and activate people across our islands who wanted to stay involved and change the way our government operates....

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Thursday, December 26, 2013
Hawaii Reapportionment: State's Exclusions not Rational
By Robert Thomas @ 3:18 PM :: 3909 Views :: Office of Elections

“Nothing to see here folks, move along” is the State’s central theme in its response to this appeal....

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Saturday, December 14, 2013
Want to Run as a Democrat? Sorry, You Just Missed the Deadline
By Andrew Walden @ 9:59 PM :: 4175 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

A key deadline on the election calendar passed with little notice December 3....

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Friday, December 13, 2013
State Hires Big Guns to Argue Reapportionment Case
By Robert Thomas @ 10:18 PM :: 3040 Views :: Office of Elections

The State has hired some very big gun Supreme Court litigators at who knows what cost....

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Friday, November 15, 2013
Judge Rejects Dems Closed Primary Suit: Door Remains Open to 'As Applied' Challenge
By Robert Thomas @ 2:11 PM :: 3824 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

Although it dismissed the lawsuit -- the Party raised only a facial claim -- the court left open the possibility of an as-applied challenge....

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Friday, November 15, 2013
FULL TEXT: Judge Upholds Hawaii Open Primary, Rules Against Democrats
By News Release @ 12:00 AM :: 3656 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

The court upholds Hawaii’s open primary election against this facial constitutional challenge....

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
UPDATE: Hawaii Reapportionment Case Presented to US Supreme Court
By Robert Thomas @ 7:09 PM :: 5902 Views :: Military, Office of Elections

Plaintiffs attorneys presented their Jurisdictional Statement, arguing that there are substantial questions meriting the U.S. Supreme Court's full consideration in our appeal of a three-judge U.S. District Court decision upholding the Plan....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Closed Primary: Party Leaders Want more ideological Democratic Party
By Robert Thomas @ 5:44 PM :: 4218 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

...this lawsuit, while not exactly popular, is part of a long-term gambit to take the Party -- and Hawaii....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Gill: "Lazy Democrats Might Support Other Parties" After we Close Primary
By Robert Thomas @ 3:32 PM :: 4530 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

Using the power of the state to equalize political outcomes, in a district where most citizens think one way, is a dangerous idea....

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Friday, September 20, 2013
Close Dem Primary? State Claims Hawaii Already has 'Vibrant Multi-Party System'
By Robert Thomas @ 2:01 AM :: 4221 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections
These are among the gems to be gleaned from the State's counter-motion to the Democratic Party's motion for summary judgment, filed earlier this week in the federal lawsuit challenging the open primary process."
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Thursday, August 22, 2013
Hawaii’s election chief won’t be getting a pay hike
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:13 PM :: 3356 Views :: Office of Elections

The man at the center of 2012′s general election disaster will not get a $36,000 pay hike....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Update On Hawaii Reapportionment SCOTUS Appeal
By Robert Thomas @ 11:35 PM :: 3821 Views :: Military, Office of Elections

In state reapportionment cases such as this, the Court has "appellate" jurisdiction to directly review decisions by the US District Court for the District of Hawaii....

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Monday, August 12, 2013
KOS: Open Primary Forces Democrats to Discipline Lawmakers
By Selected News Articles @ 2:31 PM :: 4003 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections
Because of Hawaii’s bizarre primary system, in which non-party members are allowed to vote, the possibility of party grass roots disciplining people like Gabbard, through primarying him, is very remote....
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Monday, August 5, 2013
Hawaii DINOs Meet Idaho RINOs
By Selected News Articles @ 12:27 PM :: 4107 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

Just as the GOP activists in Idaho want bad-intentioned Democrats and free-thinking independents out of “their” nominating process, so do Democratic Party leaders in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Federal court says military can go unrepresented in HI reapportionment
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:47 PM :: 3530 Views :: Military, Office of Elections

...removal of 108,000 non-permanent military and their families is “unconstitutional” and “discriminatory”....

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Saturday, July 13, 2013
Hawaii Reapportionment: ‘Supreme Court Will be Interested’
By Robert Thomas @ 11:52 AM :: 3300 Views :: Office of Elections

We always believed that the issues in this case merited resolution by the U.S. Supreme Court....

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Thursday, July 11, 2013
Federal Court Rejects Challenge to Hawaii Reapportionment Plan
By Selected News Articles @ 9:45 PM :: 2909 Views :: Office of Elections

Full text of today's ruling....

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Thursday, June 27, 2013
Voting Rights: Hawaii Moves to Top of Enforcement List?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:40 PM :: 3843 Views :: Office of Elections
Why? Hawaii's consistently low voter turnout....
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Supreme Court to Congress on Voting Rights Act: “History Did Not End in 1965”
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:13 PM :: 3583 Views :: National News, Office of Elections

... thankfully “Our country has changed” ....

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Sunday, June 23, 2013
LA Times: California ‘Non-Partisan’ Primary ‘Weakened Democracy’
By Selected News Articles @ 7:13 PM :: 4456 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

In response to Hawaii Democrats' suit to close their primary, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, columnist David Shapiro and Luxury Resort Developer Pierre Omidyar’s Civil Beat have all editorialized in favor of Hawaii adopting California’s ‘Top Two’ primary system....

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Full Text: Hawaii Democrats' Lawsuit Demanding Closed Primary
By Robert Thomas @ 4:03 AM :: 5050 Views :: Democratic Party, First Amendment, Office of Elections

Here are the Complaint and the Motion for Partial Summary Judgment and Preliminary Injunction, filed yesterday....

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
3 Things You Should Know About the Supreme Court and Voter ID
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:43 PM :: 3697 Views :: National News, Office of Elections

Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed down one of its first major decisions of this term, striking down Arizona’s measure requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration....

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Monday, June 17, 2013
Republicans: Our Primary Will Remain 'Open' as Hawaii Democratic Party Sues for Closed Primary
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 7752 Views :: Democratic Party, First Amendment, Office of Elections, Republican Party

to ensure Democrats are elected at the primary stage by ONLY their fellow Democrats....

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Friday, May 24, 2013
Census looks at 2012 Elections: Hawaii Worst Voter Registration, 2nd Worst Voter Participation
By Andrew Walden @ 9:51 PM :: 3956 Views :: Office of Elections
Hawaii will improve voter participation when Hawaii has a politically competitive two party system....
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Friday, April 26, 2013
Study: 'Clean Elections' Often Favor Corrupt Incumbents Against Upstart Challengers
By Selected News Articles @ 9:11 AM :: 3086 Views :: Office of Elections

The GAO’s 2010 report concludes that the benefits supposedly derived from taxpayer financed campaigns do not occur...

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Thursday, April 18, 2013
Democratic Party Will File Legal Challenge Over Hawaii's Primary Election Laws
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 4123 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

The Democratic Party of Hawaii will file a lawsuit in U.S. District Court to seek an injunction against the state of Hawaii over its primary election laws....

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