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Election 2024: Candidate Filing Begins Feb 1
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2024 HAWAII OFFICE OF ELECTIONS CALENDAR

FEBRUARY 2024 – MARCH 2025

Last Updated on January 2, 2024

 

FEB

1, 2024

Thu

Candidate filing starts

Feb 1 @ 7:45 am

First day to pick up and file nomination papers to become a candidate for the 2024 Election. Nomination papers are available from the Office of Elections or County Elections Division. (HRS §12-2.5)

 

FEB

22

Thu

Deadline for new parties to qualify

Feb 22 @ 4:30 pm

Deadline for new political parties to file their petition, rules, and officers to qualify to field candidates for the 2024 Election. Materials are filed with the Office of Elections. (HRS §11-62)

 

Deadline to file party rules and officers

Feb 22 @ 4:30 pm

Deadline for qualified political parties to file their rules and officers with the Office of Elections. (HRS §§11-63 & 11-64)

 

MAR

21

Thu

Deadline to file objections to party petitions

Mar 21 @ 4:30 pm

Deadline for qualified parties to file an objection to a petition filed by a new political party. Objections are filed with the Office of Elections. (HRS §11-62)

Note: the deadline to file an objection is twenty business days after the petition is filed. Therefore, the deadline could be earlier if the group filed its petition earlier.

 

JUN

4

Tue

Candidate filing ends

Jun 4 @ 4:30 pm

Deadline to file nomination papers to become a candidate for the 2024 Elections. Nomination papers are filed with the Office of Elections or County Elections Division. (HRS §12-6)

 

JUN

5

Wed

Deadline to withdraw candidacy

Jun 5 @ 4:30 pm

Deadline for candidates to withdraw their candidacy for any reason. Submit withdrawal notice to the Office of Elections or County Elections Division. (HRS §11-117)

 

JUN

12

Wed

Deadline to file objections to a nomination paper

Jun 12 @ 4:30 pm

Deadline for registered voters and political parties to file objections to a nomination paper with Office of Elections, County Elections Division, or Circuit Court. (HRS §12-8)

 

JUN

21

Fri

Deadline to withdraw candidacy for ill health

Jun 21 @ 4:30 pm

Deadline for candidates to withdraw their candidacy from the Primary Election due to ill health. Submit withdrawal notice to the Office of Elections or County Elections Division. (HRS §11-117)

 

JUN

26

Wed

Deadline to send Primary Election ballots to overseas voters

Jun 26 all-day

Deadline for County Elections Division to mail Primary Election ballots to overseas voters. (52 USC §20302 & HRS §15D-9)

 

JUL

20

Sat

Deadline to provide voter service center watchers

Jul 20 @ 4:30 pm

Deadline for qualified political parties to provide names of voter service center watchers for the Primary Election to the County Elections Division. (HRS §11-77)

 

JUL

23

Tue

Voters start receiving their Primary Election mail ballot packet

Jul 23 all-day

Voters start receiving their Primary Election mail ballot packet at least 18 days before the election. (HRS §11-102)

Places of deposit may open as early as the mailing of ballots, as determined by the County Elections Division. (HRS §11-109)

 

JUL

29

Mon

Voter service centers open

Jul 29 all-day

Voter service centers open. Services include accessible in person voting and same day registration. (HRS §§11-15.2 & 11-109)

 

JUL

31

Wed

Deadline to register to vote using a paper Voter Registration Application for the Primary Election

Jul 31 @ 4:30 pm

Deadline for voters to submit a paper Voter Registration Application for the Primary Election to the County Elections Division. (HRS §11-24)

Paper applications must be postmarked to the County Elections Division by this date. After this date, applicants may continue to register for the Primary Election using the Online Voter Registration System or at a voter service center. (HRS §11-15.2)

 

AUG

3

Sat

Deadline to request an absentee ballot

Aug 3 @ 4:30 pm

Deadline for registered voters who are away from their Hawaii residence to submit an Absentee Application to have their ballot mailed to an alternate mailing address for the Primary Election. Applications must be received by the County Elections Division by this date. (HRS §15-4)

 

AUG

7

Wed

Deadline to file presidential petition

Aug 7 @ 4:30 pm

Deadline for presidential candidates who are not affiliated with a qualified political party in Hawaii to file a presidential petition and sworn application to appear on the General Election ballot. Materials are filed with the Office of Elections. (HRS §11-113(c)(2))

 

AUG

10

Sat

Primary Election

Aug 10 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Voted ballots must be received by 7:00pm by the County Elections Division. Additionally, voter service centers and places of deposit close. (HRS §§11-104, 11-131, 12-2)

 

AUG

19

Mon

Deadline to cure a deficient return envelope for the Primary Election

Aug 19 @ 4:30 pm

Deadline for voters to cure a deficient return envelope for the Primary Election with the County Elections Division. (HRS §11-106)

 

AUG

22

Thu

Deadline to submit ballot questions

Aug 22 @ 4:30 pm

Deadline for the State Senate Clerk’s Office, State House Clerk’s Office, and County Clerk’s Office to submit Constitutional Amendment questions, County Charter Amendment questions, and County Initiative questions for placement on the General Election ballot. Questions are submitted to the Office of Elections. (HRS §11-119)

 

AUG

23

Fri

Deadline to file election objections

Aug 23 @ 4:30 pm

Deadline to file a complaint on contests for cause in the Primary Election with the Hawaii State Supreme Court. (HRS §11-173.5)

 

SEP

6

Fri

Deadline for qualified parties to provide their presidential candidates

Sep 6 @ 4:30 pm

Deadline for qualified political parties to submit their nominees for president and vice president for placement on the General Election ballot. Materials are filed with the Office of Elections. (HRS §11-113(c)(1))

Deadline to submit presidential electors

Sep 6 @ 4:30 pm

Deadline for qualified political parties and petitioners to submit their presidential electors and alternates for the Electoral College to the Office of Elections. (HRS §14-21)

 

SEP

16

Mon

Deadline to withdraw candidacy for ill health

Sep 16 @ 4:30 pm

Deadline for candidates to withdraw their candidacy from the General Election due to ill health. Submit withdrawal notice to the Office of Elections or County Elections Division. (HRS §11-117)

 

SEP

20

Fri

Deadline to send General Election ballots to overseas voters

Sep 20 all-day

Deadline for County Elections Division to mail General Election ballots to overseas voters. (52 USC §20302 & HRS §15D-9)

 

OCT

16

Wed

Deadline to provide voter service center watchers

Oct 16 @ 4:30 pm

Deadline for qualified political parties to provide names of voter service center watchers for the General Election to the County Elections Division. (HRS §11-77)

 

OCT

18

Fri

Voters start receiving their General Election mail ballot packet

Oct 18 all-day

Voters start receiving their General Election mail ballot packet at least 18 days before the election. (HRS §11-102)

Places of deposit may open as early as the mailing of ballots, as determined by the County Elections Division. (HRS §11-109)

 

OCT

22

Tue

Voter service centers open

Oct 22 all-day

Voter service centers open. Services include accessible in person voting and same day registration. (HRS §§11-15.2 & 11-109)

 

OCT

28

Mon

Deadline to register to vote using a paper Voter Registration Application for the General Election

Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm

Deadline for voters to submit a paper Voter Registration Application for the General Election to the County Elections Division. (HRS §11-24)

Paper applications must be postmarked to the County Elections Division by this date. After this date, applicants may continue to register for the General Election using the Online Voter Registration System or at a voter service center. (HRS §11-15.2)

 

OCT

29

Tue

Deadline to request an absentee ballot

Oct 29 @ 4:30 pm

Deadline for registered voters who are away from their Hawaii residence to submit an Absentee Application to have their ballot mailed to an alternate mailing address for the General Election. Applications must be received by the County Elections Division by this date. (HRS §15-4)

 

NOV

5

Tue

General Election

Nov 5 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Voted ballots must be received by 7:00pm by the County Elections Division. Additionally, voter service centers and places of deposit close. (State Constitution, Article II, Section 8, HRS §§11-104 and 11-131)

 

NOV

13

Wed

Deadline to cure a deficient return envelope for the General Election

Nov 13 @ 4:30 pm

Deadline for voters to cure a deficient return envelope for the General Election with the County Elections Division. (HRS §11-106)

 

NOV

25

Mon

Deadline to file election objections

Nov 25 @ 4:30 pm

Deadline to file a complaint on contests for cause in the General Election with the Hawaii State Supreme Court. (HRS §11-174.5)

 

DEC

17

Tue

Electoral College

Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm

The Electoral College will be held at the Hawaii State Capitol where the electors will cast their votes for president and vice president. (3 U.S.C §7)

 

MAR

5, 2025

Wed

Deadline to disqualify parties

Mar 5 all-day

Deadline to determine which political parties will continue to be qualified for the 2026 Elections. (HRS §11-65)

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