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Saturday, July 20, 2024
Hawaii Family Forum Primary Election Update
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:19 AM :: 154 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Office of Elections, Religion

... All voters should be receiving their ballots in the mail by July 23, 2024 ....

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024
2024 Hawaii's First-Ever Voter Guide
By News Release @ 7:06 PM :: 207 Views :: Office of Elections

... made possible by the passing of Act 115 during the 2023 Legislative Session ....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Nago: No HD1 Special Election After Nakashima Death
By News Release @ 8:08 PM :: 245 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Office of Elections, Republican Party

... Section 11-118, Hawaii Revised Statutes ....

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Thursday, July 11, 2024
HD1 Rep Mark Nakashima Dead at 61
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 837 Views :: Hawaii County , Democratic Party, Office of Elections

“He was unopposed in this year’s primary and general election for the District 1 seat.”

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Monday, July 1, 2024
Five candidates are running for Hawaii’s two U.S. House districts—the fewest in the last 10 years
By Selected News Articles @ 8:28 PM :: 826 Views :: Hawaii History, Office of Elections, Politicians

... This is the only election cycle in the last 10 years in which a district is not open ....

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Monday, July 1, 2024
Federal Court Whittles Down Hawaii Voter Roll Lawsuit
By Selected News Articles @ 8:02 PM :: 570 Views :: Office of Elections

... NVRA requires statewide voter rolls to be accessible to the general public ....

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Monday, July 1, 2024
Supreme Court rules for broad presidential immunity in Donald Trump election subversion case
By Court House News @ 10:45 AM :: 528 Views :: National News, Ethics, Office of Elections

... but no immunity for unofficial acts ....

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Saturday, June 8, 2024
Hawaii Voters Can Track Their Mail-in Ballot
By News Release @ 3:44 AM :: 573 Views :: Office of Elections

... Hawaii voters can expect to receive their Primary Election ballot in the mail by July 23, 2024 ....

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Tuesday, June 4, 2024
279 Candidates File Papers for 2024 Elections
By News Release @ 10:50 PM :: 22854 Views :: Office of Elections

... Candidate filing ended today, Tuesday, June 4, 2024 -- candidates may withdraw tomorrow ....

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Saturday, June 1, 2024
Clayton Hee Trying to Sneak Back into the State Senate
By Andrew Walden @ 6:26 AM :: 4632 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections, Republican Party

... UPDATE Monday, June 3, 2024:  Republican Sen Brenton Awa pulled and filed today.  Democrats Clayton Hee and Ben Shafer filed their nomination petitions.  .... 

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Monday, April 22, 2024
National Republicans scrutinize Hawaii voting rolls
By Selected News Articles @ 3:50 PM :: 1141 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 :: 1212 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 :: 1759 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 :: 1493 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 :: 1708 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 :: 1381 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 :: 1371 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 :: 1809 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 :: 3862 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 :: 2320 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 :: 1099 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 :: 1728 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 :: 2313 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 :: 1648 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 :: 2020 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 :: 2322 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 :: 4014 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 :: 2820 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 :: 5520 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 :: 5580 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 :: 2915 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 :: 2384 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 :: 2401 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 :: 2091 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 :: 1679 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 :: 2619 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 :: 1790 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 :: 1746 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 :: 1953 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 :: 1900 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 :: 378 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 :: 6191 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 :: 4344 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 :: 2068 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 :: 2236 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 :: 2874 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 :: 1917 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 :: 5656 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 :: 2767 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 :: 1451 Views :: Office of Elections

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

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