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The state of Hawaii is surrounded entirely by the Pacific Ocean. It is composed of eight primary islands. Hawaii was the last state to join the Union and is one of only two U.S. states that do not observe daylight savings time.

As codified in the Constitution of Hawaii, there are three branches of government: executive, legislative and judicial. Hawaii has two members of the U.S. Senate, two members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 51 members of the House of Representatives and 25 members of the State Senate.

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2015 elections in Hawaii

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Voting in Hawaii

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External resources for the State of Hawaii

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Note: The links above reflect information provided by the state elections authority website as of 9/10/2013. Depending on how many voter services are available, some links may be missing (**). If you would like to nominate a new link for inclusion in the table, send an email to

National politics in Hawaii

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Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Brian E. Schatz
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Hawaii 2012January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Mazie K. Hirono
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Hawaii 2013January 3, 2019November 2018Link

Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
K. Mark Takai
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Democratic PartyDistrict 1 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Tulsi Gabbard
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2013January 3, 2017Link

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Judgepedia presents the State of Hawaii

The structure of the Hawaii judicial system is laid out in Article VI of the state constitution. At the state level, there are two appellate courts: the Hawaii Supreme Court and Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals, and three trial courts: the Circuit, Family and District courts.

There are two federal courts in Hawaii: the District of Hawaii and the District of Hawaii Bankruptcy Court.



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The Aloha State
Capital:   Honolulu
Motto:   Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Aina i ka Pono
Translation:   The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness
Population:   1.3 million
Area of state:   10,931 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1959
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