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Saturday, January 19, 2019
Hawaii’s Failed Campaign Finance Law: The Case of the Star-Advertiser’s Missing Front Page Ad Disclaimer
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 10:19 PM :: 6533 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

... The penalty to Preserve Our Hawaii for the violation would be $25; the penalty to the Star-Advertiser would be nothing ....

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Saturday, January 12, 2019
Candidates Already Lining up to Run for Gabbard's Congressional Seat
By Andrew Walden @ 12:15 AM :: 9901 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Office of Elections, Politicians, Republican Party

...Within hours of Rep Tulsi Gabbard's presidential campaign announcement, the first hat is thrown into the ring for Hawaii CD2....

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Final Read—Hawaii Election Results
By Andrew Walden @ 11:33 PM :: 6863 Views :: Office of Elections

...Republicans return to State Senate....

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Monday, November 5, 2018
Election Day Reminders
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 3868 Views :: Office of Elections

...Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday Nov 6....

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Sunday, October 21, 2018
Walk-in Early Voting Sites Open Tuesday Oct 23
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 3886 Views :: Office of Elections

...October 23 through November 3, registered voters may visit any early walk in voting location within their county to cast their ballot....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission Annual Survey
By News Release @ 3:19 PM :: 4997 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

...The last day to complete the survey is Wednesday, October 31....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Politically Engaged States--Hawaii 50th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:43 PM :: 4227 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

... Hawaii Lowest Tax Fairness and Lowest Political Engagement ....

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Volunteers Needed for Polling Places
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 5034 Views :: Office of Elections

...Over 300 volunteers are needed to work at polling places especially in Aiea, Kalihi, East Honolulu, Kaneohe, and North Shore areas....

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Thursday, October 4, 2018
Election Countdown--Dates to Remember
By Brett Kulbis @ 8:07 PM :: 5209 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

...Election Day is Tuesday November 6....

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018
HSTA Rental Tax: Expedited Hearing for Counties Lawsuit
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 6959 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Office of Elections, Taxes

...After amended complaints were filed, the state Office of Elections said the ballot will not have a title....

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Sunday, August 12, 2018
FINAL Read Ige 50.2% -- Hanabusa 43.4%
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 6548 Views :: Office of Elections

... Complete Printout from State Office of Elections 122 of 249 Precincts reporting on 2nd read....

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Saturday, August 11, 2018
Primary Election Day Reminders
By News Release @ 3:31 PM :: 4131 Views :: Office of Elections

...Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.....

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Thursday, August 9, 2018
HD43 Republicans Lose Chance to Replace Disqualified Candidate
By Andrew Walden @ 5:23 AM :: 6133 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

...Instead of Republicans nominating a replacement, Sailau Timoteo, August 6, 2018, sent the following message to the Hawaii Attorney General....

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Sunday, August 5, 2018
American Samoa Citizenship Question Not So Simple
By Andrew Walden @ 7:30 PM :: 11283 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement, Office of Elections, Republican Party

...people who might be accused of knowingly promulgating the candidacy of a non-citizen or voting by a non-citizen should very carefully consider the ramifications of the following federal laws....

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Saturday, August 4, 2018
Proclamation: HD43 Sailau Timoteo is No Longer Considered to be a Candidate
By News Release @ 10:59 PM :: 4322 Views :: Office of Elections

...because she did not meet the constitutional requirements for the office at the time of the filing of her nomination paper....

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Saturday, August 4, 2018
Early Voting Ends Thursday Aug 9
By News Release @ 10:16 PM :: 5990 Views :: Office of Elections

...Starting July 30 through August 9, registered voters may visit any early walk in voting location within their county to cast their ballot....

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018
ACLU Demands Pahoa Voters be Allowed to Register and Vote in Person on Election Day
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 5049 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...The letter, written by ACLU of Hawai’i Legal Director, Mateo Caballero, vows swift legal action if the “severe burden on the right to vote” imposed by the Office of Elections’ current voting plans for areas of Hawai‘i Island affected by the eruption of Kilauea Volcano are not fixed....

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Monday, June 25, 2018
Election Officials Mail Absentee Ballots to Voters Affected by Lava
By News Release @ 3:49 PM :: 5897 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...The Hawaii County Elections Division will begin mailing absentee ballots on June 25, 2018 to voters originally assigned to Pahoa Community Center, 04-03, and Pahoa High/Intermediate School, 04-04....

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Friday, June 8, 2018
Filing Open Until June 22 for Ewa Beach Senate Dist 19 Race
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 4010 Views :: Office of Elections

...for the purpose of nominating and electing a State Senator to fill a vacant seat, caused by the resignation of the Honorable Will Espero, from the Hawaii State Senate....

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Friday, June 8, 2018
Nago Closes Puna Polling Places—Absentee-Only for Lava Zone
By News Release @ 4:49 PM :: 5484 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...voters assigned to Pahoa Community Center (District Precinct 04-03) and Pahoa High & Intermediate School (District Precinct 04-04) are at risk of not being able to vote....

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Elections: 394 Candidates Pull Papers -- 327 File -- 4 Withdraw
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 40133 Views :: Office of Elections

...Filing is pau. Deadline to withdraw is Weds June 6, 2018....

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Thursday, May 31, 2018
Election Volunteers Needed for Polling Places
By News Release @ 10:18 AM :: 4474 Views :: Office of Elections

...The Office of Elections is looking for volunteers to help conduct the 2018 Primary Election on Saturday, August 11 and the General Election on Tuesday, November 6....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Applicants Sought for Hawaii Elections Commission
By News Release @ 12:08 AM :: 4451 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

...Chief Justice Recktenwald is soliciting applications from residents of the County of Kauai....

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Monday, April 30, 2018
Con-Con: The People v. Hawaii Supreme Court
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 3:29 PM :: 9685 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History, Hawaii State Government, Office of Elections

...The Court’s 1997 ruling on the majority required to call a state constitutional convention was a travesty of justice....

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Five Political Parties Qualify for Hawaii Ballot
By News Release @ 1:51 PM :: 4510 Views :: Office of Elections

...For the 2018 Elections, five political parties have qualified to appear on the ballot. They are....

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Friday, December 15, 2017
U.S. Election Assistance Commission Releases Hawaii Election Data Interactive
By News Release @ 12:11 PM :: 5171 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

...Online Tool Helps Users Pull Election Data for Specific State and Local Jurisdictions, Compare with Others....

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Residents of U.S. Territories Ask Court to Expand Voting Rights
By Selected News Articles @ 1:36 PM :: 4662 Views :: Office of Elections

...The Seventh Circuit heard oral arguments Friday in a case centered on whether residents of Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands should be allowed to vote absentee in their former state of residence....

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Monday, May 15, 2017
Hawaii Democrats Push for Closed Primary Fails--SCOTUS Refuses to Hear Case
By Selected News Articles @ 4:05 PM :: 8887 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

... the Supreme Court refusal leaves lower court rulings intact ....

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Appeals court to hear arguments on whether Sen. Brickwood Galuteria lived in his district prior to his election
By Selected News Articles @ 3:10 AM :: 5557 Views :: Office of Elections
Did Brickwood Galuteria live in his district prior to his election to the Senate?
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Monday, March 6, 2017
Three Political Parties to be Removed from Hawaii Ballot
By Andrew Walden @ 9:27 PM :: 5065 Views :: Office of Elections

Mufi Hannemann’s Hawaii Independent Party, the Constitution Party, and The American Shopping Party are to be disqualified from the Hawaii ballot for 2018....

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Saturday, March 4, 2017
State Supreme Court says election board erred in not hearing challenge
By Robert Thomas @ 7:51 PM :: 4583 Views :: Office of Elections
In Hyland v. Gonzales, No. SCWC-15-0000053 (Mar. 2, 2017), the unanimous court held that the appellant timely "brought" his appeal to the Hawaii County Board of Registration....
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Hawaii Supreme Court Oral Arguments: When Is Election Law Admin Appeal "Brought?"
By Robert Thomas @ 9:42 PM :: 5086 Views :: Office of Elections

...when it is mailed by the appellant, or when received by the Board of Registration Appeals....

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017
US Supreme Court to Consider Hearing Hawaii Democrats Closed Primary Suit
By Selected News Articles @ 8:21 PM :: 8088 Views :: Democratic Party, First Amendment, Office of Elections

On February 17, the court will decide whether to reconsider the findings of lower courts in the cases of Ravalli County Republican Party v McCulloch and Democratic Party of Hawaii v Nago....

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017
DOH fights lawsuit on their non-posting of inspection reports even as two bills in the Legislature again fund the posting
By Selected News Articles @ 3:59 PM :: 7278 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Office of Elections

This is how the state spends your taxpayer money....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
Did Activists Meet Deadline to Challenge Council Candidate?
By Robert Thomas @ 1:46 PM :: 7345 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Office of Elections

...Writ to Watch: Hyland v. Gonzales....

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
Supreme Court: Challenge to Hawaii Council Candidate’s Eligibility Must be Heard
By Robert Thomas @ 3:27 PM :: 5590 Views :: Office of Elections

...Oral arguments in the case are set for January 19, 2017....

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Final Read—Hawaii Election Results
By Andrew Walden @ 12:04 AM :: 8223 Views :: Office of Elections

...Akina for OHA winning with all precincts reporting!....

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Polls Open 7AM—Find Your Polling Place
By News Release @ 2:24 AM :: 4856 Views :: Office of Elections

Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Anyone in line at 6:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote....

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Saturday, November 5, 2016
Walk-In Early Voting Ends Saturday Nov 5
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 12989 Views :: Office of Elections

Visit any Early Walk-In Location within your county from Tuesday, October 25 – Saturday, November 5....

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Friday, November 4, 2016
Political Engagement -- Hawaii Ranks 47th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 AM :: 5984 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

Civic participation is a key ingredient of a well-functioning democracy....

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
U.S. Attorney Appoints Election Officer for Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 5840 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

Federal law protects against such crimes as intimidating or bribing voters, buying and selling votes, impersonating voters, altering vote tallies, stuffing ballot boxes, and marking ballots for voters against their wishes or without their input....

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Monday, October 17, 2016
Analysis: One Party System Leaves Hawaii Voters Among Least Powerful in 2016 Election
By Selected News Articles @ 9:00 PM :: 5385 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

...voters’ choices for senators in swing states hold much more power because they determine which political party controls the Senate....

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Sunday, October 9, 2016
Does the Electorate Reflect the Population? Hawaii Ranks 43rd
By Selected News Articles @ 6:26 AM :: 5270 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

Election history reveals a perpetually glaring problem....

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Friday, September 30, 2016
Voter Registration Deadline October 10 (sort of)
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 8:37 PM :: 4866 Views :: Office of Elections

Voters are eligible for late registration for the General Election at an early walk-in voting location....

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Friday, September 30, 2016
US Senators: Hawaii Office of Elections Violates Federal Law
By News Release @ 4:14 PM :: 5773 Views :: Office of Elections

Senators Schumer and Leahy: Hawaii Should Revise Voter Registration Deadlines to Comply With the National Voter Registration Act....

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Monday, September 26, 2016
Hawaii has the lowest rate of eligible residents registered to vote
By Selected News Articles @ 11:15 PM :: 5920 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

Only 64% of eligible Hawaii residents are registered to vote.... 

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Sunday, September 18, 2016
What are the Hawaii State and County Ballot questions?
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:19 PM :: 5194 Views :: Office of Elections

...Complete List of Ballot Questions....

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Friday, August 26, 2016
Special Election: CD2 Republican Nominee Files to Run as Democrat in CD1
By Andrew Walden @ 3:37 PM :: 12216 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Office of Elections, Politicians, Republican Party

...UPDATE: Dems Will Seek Removal of Kaaihue from Ballot....

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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Ninth Circuit Shields Hawaii Open Primaries
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 AM :: 7598 Views :: Democratic Party, First Amendment, Office of Elections

...Democrats noted that their party has just 65,000 formal members but turnout for the Democratic primaries in Hawaii hit a quarter of a million people....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Closed Primary? 9th Circuit Rebuffs Hawaii Democrats (For Now)
By Robert Thomas @ 5:09 AM :: 6614 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections
Stay tuned folks, this one isn't likely over....
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