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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
ACLU Demands Pahoa Voters be Allowed to Register and Vote in Person on Election Day
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 556 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 :: 997 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 08, 2018
Filing Open Until June 22 for Ewa Beach Senate Dist 19 Race
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 764 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 08, 2018
Nago Closes Puna Polling Places—Absentee-Only for Lava Zone
By News Release @ 4:49 PM :: 668 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 05, 2018
Elections: 394 Candidates Pull Papers -- 327 File -- 4 Withdraw
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 16062 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 :: 1160 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 :: 749 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 Selected News Articles @ 3:29 PM :: 1443 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 :: 1136 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 :: 1323 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 :: 1296 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 :: 3328 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

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

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Wednesday, March 08, 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 :: 2080 Views :: Office of Elections
Did Brickwood Galuteria live in his district prior to his election to the Senate?
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Monday, March 06, 2017
Three Political Parties to be Removed from Hawaii Ballot
By Andrew Walden @ 9:27 PM :: 2041 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 04, 2017
State Supreme Court says election board erred in not hearing challenge
By Robert Thomas @ 7:51 PM :: 1561 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 :: 1702 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 07, 2017
US Supreme Court to Consider Hearing Hawaii Democrats Closed Primary Suit
By Selected News Articles @ 8:21 PM :: 2968 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 01, 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 :: 2326 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 :: 2773 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 :: 1928 Views :: Office of Elections

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

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Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Final Read—Hawaii Election Results
By Andrew Walden @ 12:04 AM :: 3951 Views :: Office of Elections

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

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Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Polls Open 7AM—Find Your Polling Place
By News Release @ 2:24 AM :: 1803 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 05, 2016
Walk-In Early Voting Ends Saturday Nov 5
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 7526 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 04, 2016
Political Engagement -- Hawaii Ranks 47th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 AM :: 2328 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 :: 2251 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 :: 2101 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 09, 2016
Does the Electorate Reflect the Population? Hawaii Ranks 43rd
By Selected News Articles @ 6:26 AM :: 2140 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 :: 1834 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 :: 2648 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 :: 2062 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 :: 2461 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 :: 5128 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 :: 3296 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 :: 2826 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections
Stay tuned folks, this one isn't likely over....
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Monday, August 15, 2016
Full Text: 9th Circuit Rejects Hawaii Democrats Closed Primary Suit
By News Release @ 7:40 PM :: 2384 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

...Hawaii’s open primary system burdens the Democratic Party’s associational rights....

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Sunday, August 14, 2016
Primary Races: Full Statewide Results here
By Andrew Walden @ 12:50 AM :: 4438 Views :: Office of Elections

Full Printout of results Caldwell 43.9% to Djou 42.7% ....

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Saturday, August 13, 2016
Primary Election Day Saturday Aug 13—Find Your Polling Place Here
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 1736 Views :: Office of Elections
Polls Open Saturday August 13, 2016 between 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
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Sunday, August 07, 2016
Office of Elections Still Seeking Primary Day Poll Workers
By News Release @ 8:03 PM :: 1940 Views :: Office of Elections

Election Day Officials are recruited to assist voters, provide operational support, and ensure the integrity of the voting process....

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Wednesday, August 03, 2016
CD1 Special Election Set for General Election Day
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 2167 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Office of Elections

Nomination papers will be made available, beginning on Monday, August 15, 2016, at the Office of Elections....

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Sunday, July 31, 2016
Walk-in Voting Begins Monday Aug 1
By News Release @ 10:41 PM :: 2323 Views :: Office of Elections

...Qualified Hawaii residents may now register and vote on the same day, at Early Walk-In Locations....

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Voters win ballot shortage case against the Hawaii Office of Elections
By Selected News Articles @ 4:47 PM :: 1699 Views :: Office of Elections

The outcome of this case may affect other situations where a state agency relies on an “internal management” argument and ignores that their procedures affect private or public rights....

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Supreme Court: Mixed Decision on Office Of Election Ballot Practices
By Robert Thomas @ 7:35 AM :: 1692 Views :: Office of Elections

...the agency should have adopted rules and because it had not, the specific practices were invalid....

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
2016 Candidate Info Available on League of Women Voters Website
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 2481 Views :: Office of Elections, Politicians

Candidate information is available for all counties in Hawaii. Nearly three hundred candidates....

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
Register to Vote Online Here -- Before Today's Deadline
By Andrew Walden @ 4:13 PM :: 4441 Views :: Office of Elections
Twenty-Four elections statewide will be decided on Primary Day--Saturday August 13.  Are you registered to vote?
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Sunday, July 10, 2016
Hawaii Legislature: 52% ‘Big Fail’
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 6:18 PM :: 2413 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

...2016 VoterVoice Survey Results....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
FULL TEXT: State GOP Files Challenge to Sen Laura Thielen Nomination Papers
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 3222 Views :: Office of Elections, Politicians, Republican Party

...under Hawaii's statute governing challenges to nomination papers (HRS Section 12-8)....

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Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Hawaii: Nineteen Elected without a Vote—Another 24 Will Never Face General Electorate
By Andrew Walden @ 8:34 PM :: 3893 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections, Republican Party

At minimum, 43 elections will be decided without ever facing the general electorate.....

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Tuesday, June 07, 2016
FINAL DEADLINE: Candidates Filing
By Andrew Walden @ 8:23 PM :: 2419 Views :: Office of Elections
Candidate filing ended today, June 7, 2016.
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Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Filing Papers as of June 6, 2016
By Andrew Walden @ 11:45 AM :: 1380 Views :: Office of Elections

Today, June 7, is the last day to file ....

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Saturday, June 04, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of June 3, 2016
By Andrew Walden @ 3:49 AM :: 2168 Views :: Office of Elections

... TUESDAY June 7 is the last day to file ....

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