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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Demographic and Economic Profiles of Hawaii's Electorate
By News Release @ 11:59 AM :: 4441 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

In advance of the Hawaii caucuses on March 8 and March 26, the Census Bureau presents a variety of statistics that give an overall profile of the state’s voting-age population and industries....

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Saturday, February 27, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of Feb 26, 2016
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 3863 Views :: Office of Elections

Candidate filing for the 2016 Elections runs from February 1, 2016 through June 7, 2016....

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Saturday, February 20, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of Feb 19, 2016
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 4076 Views :: Office of Elections

Candidates must complete and file a nomination paper to appear on the ballot.....

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Saturday, February 13, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of Feb 12, 2016
By News Release @ 2:08 AM :: 4814 Views :: Office of Elections, Politicians

Candidate filing for the 2016 Elections runs from February 1, 2016 through June 7, 2016....

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Saturday, February 6, 2016
Campaign 2016: Dozens of Politicians Pull Papers in First Week
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 4166 Views :: Office of Elections

A complete list of all candidates for public office who have pulled papers as of Friday Feb 5, 2016....

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Thursday, January 28, 2016
2016 Elections: Candidate Filing Begins Monday Feb 1
By News Release @ 1:34 AM :: 3529 Views :: Office of Elections

Candidate filing for the 2016 Elections runs from February 1 through June 7, 2016....

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Green Party v Nago: ‘Mistakes were made, Election Office Fell Short’
By Robert Thomas @ 3:54 AM :: 4055 Views :: Office of Elections

..."execution of the 2012 General Election fell short of the electorate's reasonable expectations" -- ICA, Dec 18, 2015....

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Hawaii Might Finally Be Forced To Include Military Among ‘We The People’
By Robert Thomas @ 9:13 PM :: 4874 Views :: Military, Office of Elections

The U.S. Supreme Court is now considering that question in a Texas case in which Hawaii’s decades-long exclusion of active-duty military and families from the body politic is front and center....

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Monday, December 7, 2015
Evenwel: Will Supreme Court Overturn 50 Years of Hawaii Apportionment Law?
By Robert Thomas @ 3:45 PM :: 4380 Views :: Military, Office of Elections

Tomorrow, the US Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in two election law cases, Evenwel v. Abbott, No. 14-940, and Harris v. Arizona Ind. Redistricting Comm'n, No. 14-232....

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Sunday, November 29, 2015
Vote-by-Mail: Old-Boy Trick to Disenfranchise Independent Voters?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:43 PM :: 5916 Views :: Labor, Office of Elections, GMOs

in 2014 the difference in voting pattern between absentee voters and Election Day voters was as much as 37.2% ...

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Friday, October 2, 2015
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Voter Registration Drive
By News Release @ 2:49 AM :: 4725 Views :: Military, Office of Elections

U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii’s Installation Voting Assistance Office will host a voter registration drive in the lobby of the main Post Exchange, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m....

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Thursday, October 1, 2015
'Aha Candidates--Legislators, Trustee Violate Resign to Run Law
By Andrew Walden @ 5:43 AM :: 7123 Views :: Akaka Bill, Office of Elections, OHA
The three candidates for immediate resignation:
OHA Trustee Rowena Akana
Sen Brickwood Galuteria
Rep Kaniela Ing
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Hawaii AG on Reapportionment: We Want to Count Everybody--But only in Texas
By Robert Thomas @ 4:05 PM :: 3604 Views :: Office of Elections

Hawaii AG joins amici brief supporting Texas in Evenwel v. Abbott....

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Friday, September 25, 2015
Hawaii Apportionment Plaintiffs to Supreme Court: ‘Count Everyone’
By Robert Thomas @ 12:56 PM :: 3550 Views :: Office of Elections

Today we filed this amici brief in Evenwel v. Abbott....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The Supreme Court’s ‘One Person, One Vote’ Case
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:10 PM :: 3980 Views :: Office of Elections

...whether electoral districts should continue to be drawn using a state’s total population, which is the current precedent, or if the system should shift to account only for eligible voters....

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Friday, September 11, 2015
Evenwel v Abbott Could Affect Hawaii Reapportionment
By Robert Thomas @ 5:33 PM :: 3896 Views :: Office of Elections

Evenwel v. Abbott, the one-person-one-vote reapportionment case currently being briefed in the U.S. Supreme Court....

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Monday, August 17, 2015
Desperate, Nai Aupuni Claims Not to be Controlled by OHA
By News Release @ 1:50 PM :: 5810 Views :: Akaka Bill, Office of Elections, OHA

"The laws ... do not apply to Na‘i Aupuni" 

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Thursday, August 13, 2015
Lawsuit Challenges Kanaiolowalu, Na'i Aupuni, OHA
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:53 PM :: 6987 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Office of Elections, OHA
“Who would believe that in this day and age U.S. citizens are being denied access to the right to vote explicitly because of their race and their points of view?”
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Hawaii Launches On-Line Voter Registration Site
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 3661 Views :: Office of Elections

Click HERE to register to vote in Hawaii ....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Hawaii Reapportionment Commission Breathes A Sigh Of Relief
By Robert Thomas @ 1:49 AM :: 3855 Views :: Office of Elections

...today's 5-4 decision in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Comm'n....

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Thursday, June 4, 2015
Adulthood - Interrupted: Hawaii Leads the Way
By Selected News Articles @ 10:25 PM :: 5917 Views :: Health Care, Office of Elections, Drugs

In Progressive World, there are at least four stages of legally becoming an adult....

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Thursday, June 4, 2015
Representation based on 'Eligible Voters' would Underrepresent Families
By Selected News Articles @ 2:19 AM :: 5766 Views :: Family, Office of Elections

A recent case to be heard by the Supreme Court may seem harmless on its face, but has much deeper ramifications for people of faith, and especially families....

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Hawaii "Is Exception To Constitutional Law" In State Reapportionment
By Robert Thomas @ 9:31 PM :: 4988 Views :: Military, Office of Elections

...the Texas case may open up future Hawaii reapportionments to legal challenge if Hawaii persists in applying the same or similar standards....

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Thursday, May 28, 2015
WSJ: "Hawaii Military Carve Out May Play Role in Voting District Case"
By Robert Thomas @ 4:11 PM :: 4076 Views :: Office of Elections
SCOTUS To Revisit One-Person-One-Vote: Representational Equality Or Voting Equality?
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Thursday, April 2, 2015
Hawaii Senate creates panel to review Sen. Brickwood Galuteria's qualifications
By Selected News Articles @ 1:49 PM :: 5924 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections, Politicians

...the new committee will explore whether Galuteria is qualified to serve....

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Monday, March 16, 2015
Elections Officer Scott Nago selected for Lava Tube Dishonor
By News Release @ 9:52 PM :: 4616 Views :: Office of Elections

...the Lava Tube dishonor is given for a lack of communication and keeping the public in the dark....

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Is The Hawaii Reapportionment Commission About To Go The Way Of The 'O'o Bird?
By Robert Thomas @ 11:38 PM :: 3737 Views :: Office of Elections

...come June, we'll be watching for more guidance from the Supreme Court.....

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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Compulsory Voting for Hawaii?
By Rep Gene Ward @ 6:19 PM :: 4566 Views :: Office of Elections

Voting has been compulsory in Australia since 1912 and appears to have reached about 94% voter turn-out in most elections....

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Hawaii Supreme Court Confirms Election Contests Are Tough
By Robert Thomas @ 11:57 PM :: 3785 Views :: Office of Elections

The statutory standards for an original jurisdiction action in the Hawaii Supreme Court challenging the outcome of an election are pretty rigorous.... 

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Sunday, December 21, 2014
Motions Fly in Lawsuit Seeking Removal of Schatz from Office
By Andrew Walden @ 8:23 PM :: 6427 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Office of Elections

"...Defendants, pursuant to Hawaii law, selected this appointee through a process that ignores the Seventeenth Amendment...."

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Top Chicago Labor Law Firm Takes Aim at Illegal Appointment of Brian Schatz
By Selected News Articles @ 10:09 PM :: 5739 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Office of Elections

The Geoghegan firm successfully represented plaintiffs in Judge v. Quinn involving related Seventeenth Amendment issues resulting from the temporary appointment to the US Senate of Roland Burris....

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Monday, November 24, 2014
Tommy Waters Sues for Recount in East Oahu Council Race
By Selected News Articles @ 8:47 PM :: 5518 Views :: Honolulu County, Office of Elections

...Waters argues that the voting results suggest 128 ballots may have been miscounted out of the 37,178 cast....

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Hawaii Election Results--Highlights
By Andrew Walden @ 11:34 PM :: 7682 Views :: Office of Elections

Two new House Republicans elected.  Anti-GMO initiative wins on Maui ....

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
US Attorney Appoints Election Officer to Investigate Voter Fraud in Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 3659 Views :: Office of Elections

In addition, the FBI will have special agents available in each field office and resident agency....

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Monday, November 3, 2014
Find Your Polling Place and Print Out a Sample Ballot
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 3760 Views :: Office of Elections

Find your polling place and print out a sample ballot from the Hawaii Office of Elections....

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Saturday, November 1, 2014
Lawsuit Seeks Removal of Schatz from Office
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 8839 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Judiciary, Office of Elections, Politicians

...the election being conducted by Defendant Nago and the State of Hawaii Office of Elections is unconstitutional under the Seventeenth Amendment....

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Cayetano Blames One Party System for Low Turnout
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:09 PM :: 8620 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections, Politicians, Republican Party
“The Democrats who run against each other are pretty much on the same side on social issues, so it just comes down who has greater resources and who is more popular.”
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Lava Flow: Schools Closing but Polling Stations Expected to Open
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 5369 Views :: Education K-12, Office of Elections

Keonepoko and Pahoa High School will remain as election polling sites for the General Election on Tuesday, November 4....

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Walk-In Early Voting Begins October 21
By News Release @ 12:36 AM :: 4044 Views :: Office of Elections

Early Voting Walk-In Locations ....

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Sunday, October 5, 2014
After Taxes, Housing, and Utilities, Hawaii Residents Fifth Poorest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:24 PM :: 6191 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

...Hawaii disposable income = $34,683 rank 47th of 51....

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Sunday, September 28, 2014
October 6 Last Day to Register to Vote
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 5156 Views :: Office of Elections, Small Business
October 6: Last day to register to vote. >>> Register HERE <<<
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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Supreme Court Dismisses All Three Puna Election Challenges
By Robert Thomas @ 10:10 PM :: 5430 Views :: Judiciary, Office of Elections

Today must be election contest day at the Hawaii Supreme Court....

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Voting Issues Scrutinized at Election Commission Meeting
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 7:36 PM :: 3958 Views :: Office of Elections

...No accountability for past and present errors in the election process by the Chief Elections Officer....

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
According To State, ACLU Complaint About Postponed Puna Primary Not An "Election Contest"
By Robert Thomas @ 8:40 PM :: 3772 Views :: Office of Elections

You can tell what kind of case is before what Hawaii appellate court by the case designation at the top of the fist page flysheet....

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Full Text: Nago's Report to Elections Commission
By News Release @ 5:41 AM :: 3935 Views :: Office of Elections

...the staff decided to start over and re-read all memory cards. It is at this point that one memory card was not read again....

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Monday, August 25, 2014
Hawaii commission opens investigation into election day debacles
By Malia Zimmerman @ 11:10 PM :: 4161 Views :: Office of Elections

Three Hawaii lawmakers called on the State Elections Commission to fire Chief Elections Officer Scott Nago Friday during a standing room-only commission meeting....

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Sunday, August 24, 2014
"Not A Typical Election Contest" Filed Over Postponed Puna Primary
By Robert Thomas @ 6:24 AM :: 5462 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...Thursday at 4:30 p.m. was the statutory deadline for instituting an "election contest" in the Hawaii Supreme Court....

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Sunday, August 24, 2014
ACLU sues for Hawaii Island residents to get second chance to vote
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:22 AM :: 4018 Views :: Office of Elections

...The ACLU lawsuit asks the Hawaii Supreme Court to allow any registered voter affected by Iselle to cast a vote to be included in the August 2014 primary results....

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
ACLU Lawsuit Challenges Puna Voting
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 4693 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...lawsuit filed Thursday asks the State Supreme Court to allow any registered voter affected by Tropical Storm Iselle to cast a vote....

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
No Lawsuit: Hanabusa Calls for Legislative Investigation of Election, Does not Endorse Schatz
By News Release @ 4:25 PM :: 5801 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections, Politicians

...I heard from many who feel strongly that they were disenfranchised from the voting process this election and I stand ready to support any collaborative effort to have those voices heard....

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