Note: Ballotpedia will be read-only from 9pm CST on February 25-March 5 while Judgepedia is merged into Ballotpedia.
For status updates, visit
Ballotpedia's coverage of elections held on March 3, 2015, was limited. Select races were covered live, and all results will be added once the merger is complete.

Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: Hawaii State Legislature

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search

November 2, 2012

By Ballotpedia's State legislative team

Hawaii's State Legislative Elections in 2012
Senate seats Contested senate seats House seats Contested house seats
25 15 (60.0%) 51 32 (62.7%)

HONOLULU, Hawaii: There are 76 total legislative seats with 2012 elections in Hawaii, where polling places are open from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Hawaii Time.[1]

The State Senate is almost completely controlled by the Democratic party, with only one Republican member in the 25-seat body. Democrats also hold a large majority in the 51 seat State House, controlling 42 seats to the Republican's 8-member delegation and one vacancy.

Of the 76 incumbents up for election in 2012, 71 (93.4%) of them are running for re-election. A total of 47 of 76 (61.8%) districts will see more than one major party candidate in the general election.

Here are a few races to watch:



Hawaii State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 24 24
     Republican Party 1 1
Total 25 25

Hawaii House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 42 44
     Republican Party 8 7
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 51 51


See also