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Friday, May 17, 2024
296 Candidates Pull Papers Statewide
By News Release @ 10:59 PM :: 16942 Views :: Office of Elections

... Candidate filing begins on February 1, 2024, and goes through June 4, 2024 ....

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Monday, April 22, 2024
National Republicans scrutinize Hawaii voting rolls
By Selected News Articles @ 3:50 PM :: 962 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

... the state is violating federal law by not having what are known as “clean” voter rolls ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
Office of Elections: RFK Jr. will appear on Hawaii ballot
By News Release @ 4:09 PM :: 1030 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

... hearings officer Aaron Schulaner, said an objection filed by the Democratic Party of Hawaii “did not meet its burden of proof in this case” ....

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Saturday, March 30, 2024
Eight Parties on Hawaii Ballot--but Democrats Challenge Kennedy's 'We The People'
By Andrew Walden @ 4:58 PM :: 1539 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

... National-level polling shows Kennedy pulling more votes from Biden than Trump ....

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Monday, March 4, 2024
Unanimous Supreme Court: Trump Stays on Ballot
By Court House News @ 3:12 PM :: 1339 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

... “Because the Constitution makes Congress, rather than the States, responsible for enforcing Section 3 against federal officeholders and candidates, we reverse,” the court wrote in a per curiam opinion ....

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Thursday, February 22, 2024
Kennedy on Hawaii Ballot with 'We The People Party'
By News Release @ 9:06 PM :: 1534 Views :: Office of Elections

... Hawaii Office of Elections has confirmed Kennedy supporters have collected the 862 required signatures to establish the “We The People” party in Hawaii ....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Senate Approves Publicly Funded Election Bill
By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 1255 Views :: First Amendment, Office of Elections

... SB2381 SD2 would establish a comprehensive system of public financing for candidates seeking election to state and county public offices, beginning with the 2028 general election ....

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Monday, February 12, 2024
9th Circuit To Hear Oral Argument in Absentee Voting Case for Citizens in U.S. Territories
By Selected News Articles @ 1:53 PM :: 1258 Views :: Military, Office of Elections

... In October 2020, former Hawaii residents now residing in Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands filed a lawsuit ....

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Friday, February 9, 2024
SB2392: Hawaii committee advances bill that could keep Trump off the ballot
By Selected News Articles @ 1:28 PM :: 1649 Views :: First Amendment, Office of Elections, Republican Party

...Rhoads said the bill does not apply just to Trump but could also apply to others. The Hawaii Office of Elections does not have a process in place if someone tries to challenge a candidate on a ballot, he said....

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Sunday, February 4, 2024
Long Lines Suppress Republican Votes on Election Day:  City Clerk Plans to do it Again in 2024
By Andrew Walden @ 5:34 PM :: 3648 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

... in 2022 Hawaii Republican walk-in voters outnumbered Democrats 2-1 ....

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Sen Karl Rhoads Closing Barn Door after the Trump Escapes?
By Andrew Walden @ 6:16 PM :: 2132 Views :: First Amendment, Office of Elections, Republican Party

... SB2393 cannot keep Trump off the ballot: But it could have all kinds of unintended consequences in future elections ....

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Sunday, January 14, 2024
Election 2024: Candidate Filing Begins Feb 1
By News Release @ 6:03 PM :: 997 Views :: Office of Elections

... 2024 HAWAII OFFICE OF ELECTIONS CALENDAR ....

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Thursday, January 4, 2024
Anti-Vaxxer Candidate Kennedy to Rally for Ballot Access in Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:15 PM :: 1545 Views :: Office of Elections, Politicians, COVID-19

... Thursday, Jan. 18, 5 p.m. at Ko'olau Ballroom ....

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Thursday, November 23, 2023
Laughed out of Court: Libertarians Asked Federal Judge to ‘Disband Hawaii Republican Party’
By Court House News @ 1:31 PM :: 2127 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

... Since 2020, Dicks and a rag-bag of co-plaintiffs have filed 13 ‘pro-se’ state suits and three ‘pro-se’ federal court suits on various complaints.  All have been summarily dismissed ....

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Thursday, October 12, 2023
'B-' Hawaii Community Redistricting Report Card
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 1548 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

... Maps were made public right before meetings, which did not allow for adequate time to review them thoroughly .... 

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Thursday, October 12, 2023
RFK Vehicle?  ‘No Labels Party’ wins ballot access in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:15 AM :: 1874 Views :: Office of Elections, Politicians, COVID-19

... will RFK go Libertarian or 'No Labels'? ....

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Thursday, September 28, 2023
Lawsuit: Hawaii Breaks Law on Voter Rolls
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:36 PM :: 2142 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

... Hawaii’s chief election officer violated the National Voter Registration Act, which requires states to update voter registration rolls regularly ....

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Saturday, September 2, 2023
Lawsuit: Libertarians Ask Federal Court to ‘Disband Hawaii Republican Party’
By Andrew Walden @ 10:42 PM :: 3850 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

... If Republicans were stripped of ballot access, the Libertarians would be the only alternative to the Democratic Party ....

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Saturday, August 12, 2023
Hawaii Libertarians Coalesce with Other 3rd Party Activists, Elect New Leadership
By Andrew Walden @ 1:27 AM :: 2673 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

... Three political parties have been disqualified by the State in the prior cycle: Green, Aloha Aina, and the Constitution Parties. All of these unaffiliated independent voters are ripe pickings for the third largest party fighting for a seat at the debate table with the drones and the clones ....

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Friday, August 4, 2023
Hawaii Democrats Used ‘Fake Electors’ During The 1960 Election. Nobody Was Charged.
By Selected News Articles @ 2:48 PM :: 5039 Views :: National News, Hawaii History, Office of Elections

... A recount of Hawaii’s votes ultimately reversed the outcome of the state election ....

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Monday, July 17, 2023
Real Estate Sharks Circle Hawaii Republican HQ as Party Loses ANOTHER Chairman
By Andrew Walden @ 6:31 AM :: 5438 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

... Just two months after being elected at the abortive May 6, 2023, Republican state convention in Hilo, latest Chair, Tim Dalhouse, has resigned ....

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Thursday, May 4, 2023
Another Crackpot Election Lawsuit Thrown out of Court
By Court House News @ 12:00 PM :: 2652 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

... Failed plaintiff Karl Dicks is a member of the Hawaii Republican State Committee and District 46 Chair.  Will he be expelled from the Republican Party for seeking its removal from the ballot in a previous lawsuit? ....

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Monday, February 27, 2023
Minor Parties to be Removed from Hawaii Ballot
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 2277 Views :: Office of Elections

... Aloha Aina Party, Green Party, Constitution Party ....

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Friday, February 17, 2023
Kauai Council: Oppose HB132, Eliminates Election Auditing
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 2293 Views :: Kauai County, Office of Elections

... Opponents of HB132/SB180 are encouraging the other Hawaii County Councils to follow Kauai's example ....

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Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Hawaii Republicans lose challenge of 2022 election audit process
By Court House News @ 1:30 PM :: 2010 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

... The Republicans' attorney William Dean characterized the party’s claims of damages to be "extemporaneous" ....

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Monday, January 30, 2023
SB19: Allow Dead People to Vote
By Selected News Articles @ 3:35 PM :: 1608 Views :: Office of Elections

... The Senate Judiciary Committee heard comments for and against the bill on Friday. Ultimately, the committee deferred the bill ....

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Sunday, January 22, 2023
Supreme Court: Election Officials moved office furniture instead of ‘curing’ hundreds of invalidated ballots
By Andrew Walden @ 9:40 PM :: 2500 Views :: Office of Elections

... Thousands of absentee voters are disenfranchised every election due to rejection of their ballots by the four county election offices ....

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Applicants Sought for Hawaiʻi Elections Commission
By News Release @ 10:32 PM :: 1700 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

... to fill the unexpired term of William Dean (County of Hawaiʻi) that will expire on June 30, 2024 ....

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Another 'Clean Elections' Bill Introduced
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 1659 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

... this would cost the state $25 million per year ....

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Friday, January 6, 2023
Hawaii Supreme Court Jan. 19th Oral Arguments in Disputed Maui Council Election
By Selected News Articles @ 4:05 AM :: 1864 Views :: Maui County, Office of Elections

... the challenge brought by Ahia and 30 Maui County voters argues Maui County Clerk Kathy Kaohu made an error by failing to determine the validity of hundreds of mail-in ballot envelopes deemed ‘deficient’ ....

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Friday, January 6, 2023
Maui County Hiring County Clerk, Deputy
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 1748 Views :: Maui County, Office of Elections

... Ensure the integrity of the election process ....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022
2022 Election Wrap-up
By News Release @ 11:30 PM :: 330 Views :: Office of Elections

... What does it mean to “cure a ballot”? ....

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Thursday, November 10, 2022
General Election Results--Fourth Read and Recount Results
By Andrew Walden @ 9:00 PM :: 6026 Views :: Office of Elections

... Republicans win four new House seats and a new Senate seat ....

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Too Late to Mail Ballots -- Cast in person at Voter Service Centers or Drop Boxes
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 4230 Views :: Office of Elections

... Voters can still drop their ballots off in person at ballot drop boxes or vote in person at voter service centers .... 

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Thursday, October 27, 2022
Voting Power? Hawaii Ranks 10th
By Selected News Articles @ 6:41 PM :: 1969 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

... how much your individual vote counts ....

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Thursday, October 6, 2022
Hawaii’s all-mail voting system a barrier for unhoused, non-English speakers
By Center for Public Integrity @ 4:07 PM :: 2130 Views :: Homelessness, Office of Elections

... without a permanent address, the homeless can’t receive a mailed ballot ....

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Friday, September 9, 2022
Primary Election Challenges Rapidly Rejected by State Supreme Court
By Andrew Walden @ 5:46 AM :: 2763 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

... Updated rundown on Primary Election challenges being disposed of by the State Supreme Court.  Two are 'normal', the rest are not ....

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Friday, September 9, 2022
Judge: Former Residents May not Vote in Hawaii Elections
By Court House News @ 3:56 AM :: 1803 Views :: National News, Office of Elections

... Allowing voters living in U.S. territories to vote absentee in states they used to live in would give them outsized voting rights compared to fellow residents, a federal judge found....

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Sunday, August 14, 2022
Hawaii Primary Election Results 2022
By Andrew Walden @ 1:57 AM :: 5560 Views :: Office of Elections

... Results from Hawaii Primary Election, August 13, 2022 -- Crime Families, Drunks, Anti-Vaxxers, and a Putin Dupe ....

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Friday, July 29, 2022
27 Candidates Fail to File Financial Disclosures
By News Release @ 11:53 PM :: 2650 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections, Politicians

... information about a candidate’s sources of income; business ownership interests; officer or director positions in businesses; debts; real property interests; clients represented before state agencies; and creditor interests in an insolvent business ....

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Monday, July 25, 2022
Applicants Sought for Hawaii Elections Commission
By News Release @ 9:57 PM :: 1384 Views :: Office of Elections

... need to appoint two members to the Commission -- Big Island and Kauai ....

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Sunday, July 3, 2022
A Quick Guide to the OHA Elections
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:59 AM :: 3614 Views :: Office of Elections, OHA

... there are 18 candidates for six OHA trustee positions ....

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022
2022 Primary Election--Get a Sample Ballot for Your District
By News Release @ 11:39 PM :: 1912 Views :: Office of Elections

... get a copy of a sample ballot specific to your district ....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
508 Candidates Pull Papers -- 394 file
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 22891 Views :: Office of Elections

... filing closed Tuesday, June 7, 2022, candidates have one day to withdraw ....

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Friday, May 13, 2022
After Bribery Convictions, Legislators Tout Ethics Reforms
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 2006 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Office of Elections

... 8 of the 14 bills identified by Commission were adopted by 2022 Legislature ....

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Track Your Ballot: Ballottrax Service Launched in Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 1897 Views :: Office of Elections

... Hawaii voters can sign up now to receive notifications about their mail ballot .... 

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Thursday, March 24, 2022
538: What If Hawaii Voted First In The Democratic Presidential Primaries?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:25 PM :: 2088 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

... Hawaii doesn’t have a presidential primary law — Democrats there used a party-run event in 2020 ....

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Maui Musical Chairs: Rumor of Roz Baker Retirement
By Selected News Articles @ 6:21 PM :: 2186 Views :: Maui County, Office of Elections

... King v McKelvey for State Senate? ....

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Saturday, March 19, 2022
HB124: Committee amends bill for Hawaii election guide
By Selected News Articles @ 12:31 AM :: 1483 Views :: Office of Elections

... The guide would consist of 150-word statements from candidates running for statewide or federal offices ....

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Friday, March 18, 2022
Election 2022: Big Drama in CD2 Dem Primary?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:26 AM :: 2845 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Office of Elections

... If it’s an open seat, multiple Democrats are likely to jump at the opportunity ....

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