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Friday, April 12, 2024
236 Candidates Pull Papers Statewide
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 11829 Views :: Office of Elections

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

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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 :: 1253 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 :: 1245 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 :: 1444 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 :: 1183 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 :: 1193 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 :: 1561 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 :: 3258 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 :: 2016 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 :: 945 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 :: 1413 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 :: 2024 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 :: 1495 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 :: 1787 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 :: 2024 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 :: 3740 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 :: 2580 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 :: 4729 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 :: 5358 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 :: 2569 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 :: 2181 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 :: 2219 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 :: 1942 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 :: 1560 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 :: 2437 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 :: 1639 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 :: 1609 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 :: 1794 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 :: 1663 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 :: 305 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 :: 5952 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 :: 4148 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 :: 1907 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 :: 2058 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 :: 2669 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 :: 1745 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 :: 5503 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 :: 2583 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 :: 1348 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 :: 3562 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 :: 1849 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 :: 22631 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 :: 1935 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 :: 1849 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 :: 2030 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 :: 2130 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 :: 1444 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 :: 2767 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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Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Cocaine News: Heidi Tsuneyoshi declares candidacy for Governor--as Republican
By News Release @ 7:00 PM :: 5747 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Office of Elections, Politicians, Drugs

... Heidi's husband, Chad Tsuneyoshi, is a federal ex-con convicted for his part in a 1000kg cocaine ring ....

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Monday, January 31, 2022
OHA Trustee Keola Lindsey Resigns
By News Release @ 6:48 PM :: 5375 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections, OHA

... OHA’s Board of Trustees will have 60 days to appoint a new trustee for Hawaiʻi Island, who will serve in the position until the next Hawaiʻi state general election in November 2022 ....

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