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Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Reapportionment: Statewide Public Hearings Begin November 30
By News Release @ 4:19 PM :: 203 Views :: Office of Elections

... the Reapportionment Commission will be conducting its public hearings remotely using interactive conference technology ....

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Thursday, November 4, 2021
State Adopting Ballot Tracking System
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 742 Views :: Kauai County, Office of Elections

... the Ballot Tracking System will be available for the upcoming Kauai Prosecutor Special Election and then for Statewide Elections and Primaries in 2022 ....

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Monday, October 25, 2021
Republican Reapportionment Update
By Brett Kulbis @ 7:51 PM :: 879 Views :: Honolulu County, Office of Elections, Republican Party

... Notable proposed changes to Oahu ....

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Sunday, September 26, 2021
Make Your Own Hawaii Redistricting Maps Online
By News Release @ 12:41 AM :: 542 Views :: Office of Elections

... Learn how to draw your own maps for the 2 House of Representatives, all 76 State legislative seats, and 9 Hawaii County Council seats on the very software used by the commissions! ....

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Monday, September 6, 2021
Judge Denies Feds’ motion to dismiss voting rights lawsuit in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:02 PM :: 992 Views :: Office of Elections

... A motion to dismiss a voting rights lawsuit involving U.S. citizens who moved to overseas territories was denied by a federal judge on Friday, allowing the case to proceed ....

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Saturday, April 17, 2021
Republicans Divided over Apportionment Commission
By Brett Kulbis @ 4:40 PM :: 1649 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections, Republican Party

"... Well looks like the fix is in ...."

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Supreme Court Upholds Keli'i Akina Election Victory
By News Release @ 5:18 PM :: 1768 Views :: Office of Elections, OHA

"...It has taken a monumental effort to ensure that I can continue to bring integrity and effectiveness to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs...."

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Hawaii Election Results -- Final Read
By News Release @ 4:32 AM :: 3293 Views :: Office of Elections

... FINAL Read -- Total turnout   579,784 -- 69.6% ....

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Still Haven't Voted? Find Your Voter Service Center
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 2928 Views :: Office of Elections

...voters must return their ballot to a place of deposit (ballot drop box) before Tues 7PM -- DO NOT MAIL YOUR BALLOT ....

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Hawaii Least Politically Engaged State
By Selected News Articles @ 10:58 PM :: 1669 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

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

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
PBS: Hawaii Absentee Ballot Data Problems
By Selected News Articles @ 12:13 AM :: 1369 Views :: Office of Elections

... Hawaii both indicate that they transmitted fewer ballots to voters than were submitted ....

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Saturday, October 10, 2020
Hawaii Family Forum General Election Voter Guide
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:08 PM :: 1837 Views :: Office of Elections

...We have two guides this year:  One is local and one is for the President’s race....

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Saturday, October 10, 2020
New Federal Lawsuit Seeks to Expand Voting Rights in U.S. Territories
By News Release @ 3:57 AM :: 1180 Views :: Office of Elections

...six U.S. citizens living in Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands have filed a federal lawsuit challenging federal and state laws that deny them the right to vote for President and voting representation in Congress....

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard irks left after citing Project Veritas in call to ban ballot harvesting
By Selected News Articles @ 11:36 PM :: 2335 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Office of Elections

...“Project Veritas offers further evidence of the need to ban ballot harvesting,” Mrs. Gabbard tweeted to her 890,000 followers....

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Saturday, September 26, 2020
Rep Tulsi Gabbard: Ban Vote Harvesting
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1936 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Office of Elections

...While some states have prohibited vote harvesting, many states lack any regulations that would stop third-parties from fraudulently collecting and mishandling ballots as has occurred in recent elections....

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Friday, September 25, 2020
Vote by Mail: Ballot Drop Dates by County
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:47 PM :: 1256 Views :: Office of Elections

... October 5, 2020 is the final day to register to vote for the General Election online or by mail with the Clerk’s Office ... but ... Voters are eligible for same day voter registration for the General Election at voter service centers ....

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Common Cause 2020 Legislative Wrap Up
By News Release @ 4:33 AM :: 1665 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Office of Elections

...Ige’s deadline to veto bills has passed, so we know which of the bills that made it through this most unusual session will become law....

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Sunday, August 30, 2020
Lawsuit: Lindsey Cheats Anti-Telescope Protester in OHA Race
By Andrew Walden @ 5:52 AM :: 3570 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections, OHA

...Is the entire administration of OHA complicit in the illegal candidacy of an OHA executive for Trustee?....

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Saturday, August 29, 2020
General Election Registration Deadline Oct 5
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 2:17 AM :: 1381 Views :: Office of Elections, COVID-19

...Issue Update & Education From Hawaii Family Forum....

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
The Scoop on Hawaii Elections 2020
By Video @ 4:11 AM :: 1481 Views :: Office of Elections

... Keli'i Akina & Colin Moore Talk Story ....

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Sunday, August 9, 2020
Fourth Read: Results from 406,425 votes
By Andrew Walden @ 12:25 AM :: 4672 Views :: Office of Elections

... final results for all races ....

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Sunday, August 2, 2020
Pro-Telescope Voter Guide
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 6:33 PM :: 4396 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Office of Elections, OHA

...Here is the Imua TMT's latest voter guide. We have compiled a list of candidates and many of their stances on the TMT....

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Saturday, August 1, 2020
Important Reminders on Your Ballot
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:23 PM :: 1382 Views :: Office of Elections

...You should have received your ballot already....

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Sunday, July 26, 2020
Attorney: Homeless Disenfranchised by all-mail voting system
By Selected News Articles @ 6:29 PM :: 2117 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness, Office of Elections

...an individual may only obtain "general delivery" for 30 days in any 12 month period. This forces such registered voters to choose between having a ballot delivered for the primary or for the general election, but not both....

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Friday, July 24, 2020
Trump’s Case For Excluding Illegal Aliens From Census is Based on Hawaii Apportionment Ruling
By Selected News Articles @ 8:17 PM :: 2321 Views :: National News, Office of Elections

... In Burns v. Richardson (1966) the Supreme Court held that tourists and other non-permanent residents could be excluded from apportionment in the Hawaii state legislature ....

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Sunday, July 12, 2020
Counties Announce Primary Ballot Mailing Dates
By News Release @ 6:27 PM :: 1340 Views :: Office of Elections

...Kauai County will mail out ballots on Tues July 14, 2020....

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
Ige appoints Bennette Misalucha to State Senate until Special Election
By News Release @ 3:21 AM :: 1580 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Office of Elections

...to fill the late Sen. Breene Harimoto’s state Senate seat. State Senate District 16 includes Pearl City....

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Voting in Hawaii: Changes and Reminders
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:13 AM :: 1510 Views :: Office of Elections

...Gone are the days when you go to ballot booth.... 

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Hawaii Republicans Blocked from Observing Voter Count
By Brett Kulbis @ 10:38 PM :: 3116 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections, Republican Party

...This year Hawaii will vote exclusively by mail. Now as many of us know this increases the chances of fraud. Couple that with the checkered history of our Office of Elections, makes it more important as ever that all political parties have representation in our vote counting centers across the State....

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Friday, June 12, 2020
Hearing Set for New Administrative Rules for Hawaii Elections
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 1498 Views :: Office of Elections

...public hearing to afford all interested persons an opportunity to submit oral or written testimony on the proposed repeal of HAR, Title 3, Chapters 171 through 176, and adoption of HAR Title 3, Chapter 177....

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020
423 Candidates Pull Papers for Election--333 File
By News Release @ 10:59 PM :: 19988 Views :: Office of Elections

... 5 withdrawals by June 3 deadline....

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Elections Office Mails Out Signature Cards
By News Release @ 4:15 PM :: 1485 Views :: Office of Elections

...Every registered voter should be on the lookout for a signature capture card in their mailbox....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
Hawaii County Seeks to Fill Vacancies on Redistricting Commission
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 1678 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...One resident from each of the County’s nine Council districts is needed to fill the Commission vacancies. The commission needs to be appointed and confirmed by July 1, 2020....

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Friday, March 13, 2020
Aloha Aina Party Qualifies for Ballot Status
By News Release @ 5:15 PM :: 2029 Views :: Office of Elections

...The State Office of Elections has certified the AAP as legitimate and official after satisfying every requirement to be a political party in Hawaii....

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Friday, February 21, 2020
Political Engagement Among African Americans? -- Hawaii Ranks 42nd
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 AM :: 2018 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

...Hawaii Black Voter Turnout in 2018 Midterm – 46th (4th worst)....

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Ranked Choice Voting: Who Gets Disenfranchised?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:47 PM :: 2586 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

...Senator Brian Schatz February 4, 2020, tweeted, “Is there any solid reason to be against ranked choice voting? I’m honestly asking.”  OK.  We’re honestly answering....

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
92 Candidates File for Election
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 2164 Views :: Office of Elections

...complete list here....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Election 2020: Candidate Filing Opens Monday Feb 3
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 2065 Views :: Office of Elections

...Candidates seeking elective office can obtain nomination papers beginning Monday, February 3, 2020....

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Thursday, January 16, 2020
Vote-by-Mail Reminder Coming to Your Mailbox
By News Release @ 3:56 AM :: 1521 Views :: Office of Elections

...Active voters should expect to receive the postcard within the next seven to ten days confirming they are properly registered....

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Common Cause: Vote by Mail 'Will be a Disaster'
By News Release @ 4:52 PM :: 2008 Views :: Office of Elections

...A mere 8 Voter Services Centers statewide to handle a comprehensive change to our voting system is destined to bring Primary Day and  Election Day to its knees....

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Friday, April 12, 2019
Honolulu Council Special Election Voting Ends Saturday April 13
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 8010 Views :: Honolulu County, Office of Elections

...As of Friday, March 29, 2019, the Office of the City Clerk has received 17,752 vote-by-mail ballots....

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019
House Passes Election Changes, Ethics, Campaign Spending Reforms
By News Release @ 10:07 PM :: 3185 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

...Representatives say bills also address money in politics, fight public corruption....

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Saturday, March 2, 2019
HB210: House Republicans Unanimously Oppose Ranked-Choice Voting
By News Release @ 1:43 AM :: 3102 Views :: Office of Elections

"If public officials can't understand it, how are supposed to expect our constituents to?"

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Republicans Call for Testimony on Bills
By Brett Kulbis @ 5:25 PM :: 4813 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Office of Elections, Republican Party

...It is up to us to voice concerns and to make our voice heard.... 

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Honolulu Council Dist IV: Ige Signs Proclamation Calling for Special Election
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 3148 Views :: Honolulu County, Office of Elections

...April 13 End of All-Mail Voting for Special Election....

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Friday, January 25, 2019
Full Text: Supreme Court Invalidates Ozawa Win--Orders New Election
By Selected News Articles @ 10:41 PM :: 4431 Views :: Honolulu County, Office of Elections

...Ozawa-Waters Case Could Affect Vote by Mail Statewide....

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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 :: 4445 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 :: 7387 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 :: 5705 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 :: 2789 Views :: Office of Elections

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

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