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==Political parties==
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There are three political parties in [[Hawaii]] as of November 2013.<ref>Ballotpedia email with Hawaii Office of Elections on November 25, 2013</ref>
As of November 2013, [[Hawaii]] officially recognizes three political parties.<ref>Ballotpedia email with Hawaii Office of Elections on November 25, 2013</ref>
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==Election-related agencies==
==Election-related agencies==

Revision as of 13:00, 19 February 2014

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This page contains extensive information about ballot access requirements for state and federal candidates running for elected office in the state of Hawaii. Offices included are:

This page contains information on specific filing dates for each election year, how to become a candidate, how to create a political party, campaign finance requirements, state agency contacts involved in the election process, and term limits in Hawaii. Information on running for election as a presidential candidate or for county and municipal offices is not included.

Note: If you have any questions or comments about this page, email us.

Year-specific dates


See also: Hawaii elections, 2014

Hawaii will have a primary election on August 9, 2014 and a general election on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect candidates to serve in the following state and federal offices:

The filing deadline for candidates in Hawaii is June 3, 2014.[1] Petitions to qualify as a new political party in time for the 2014 elections are due February 20, 2014.[2]

Deadline Event
February 20, 2014 Deadline to submit petitions to qualify as a new political party
June 3, 2014 Candidate filing deadline
August 9, 2014 Primary election date
November 4, 2014 General election

Political parties

See also: List of political parties in the United States

As of November 2013, Hawaii officially recognizes three political parties.[3]

Party Website link By-laws/Platform link
Democratic Party http://www.hawaiidemocrats.org/ Party platform
Green Party http://www.greenpartyofhawaii.com/ Party by-laws
Republican Party http://www.gophawaii.com/ Party platform

In some states, a candidate may choose to have a label other than that of an officially recognized party appear alongside his or her name on the ballot. Such labels are called political party designations. A political party designation would be used when a candidate qualifies as an independent, but prefers to use a different label. Hawaii does not allow candidates to identify in this way. A total of 25 states allow candidates to use political party designations in non-presidential elections.{{{Reference}}}

The 11 states listed below (and Washington, D.C.) do not provide a process for political organizations to gain qualified status in advance of an election. Instead, in these states, an aspirant party must first field candidates using party designations. If the candidate or candidates win the requisite votes, the organization may then be recognized as an official political party. In these states, a political party can be formed only if the candidate in the general election obtains a specific number of votes. The number of votes required and type of race vary from state to state. Details can be found on the state-specific requirements pages.[4]

Election-related agencies

Figure 1: This is an Affidavit to Voluntarily Agree with Campaign Expenditure Limits in the state of Hawaii.
See also: State election agencies

Candidates running for office may require some form of interaction with the following agencies:

Hawaii Office of Elections:

Why: Oversees candidate filing and election procedures.
802 Lehua Avenue
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782
Telephone: (808) 453-8683
Toll Free: (800) 442-8683
Fax: (808) 453-6006
Email: elections@hawaii.gov

Campaign Spending Commission:

Why: Oversees the campaign finance process by enforcing laws, administering public finance and training campaign committees.
Leiopapa A Kamehameha Building
235 S. Beretania Street, Room 300
Honolulu, HI 96813
Telephone: (808) 586-0285
Fax: (808) 586-0288

Hawaii State Ethics Commission:

Why: Administers and enforces the governmental ethics and lobbying laws.
Physical Address: 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 970, Honolulu, HI 96813
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 616, Honolulu, HI 96809
Telephone: (808) 587-0460
Fax: (808) 587-0470

Term limits

Some Hawaii state executives are term limited. These limits are established in Article V, Sections 1 and 2 of the Hawaii Constitution.

State executives

Portal:State Executive Officials
See also: State executives with term limits and States with gubernatorial term limits

The state executive term limits in Hawaii are as follows:[5]

There are no state executives term-limited in 2014.

State legislators

See also: State legislatures with term limits

There are no term limits placed on Hawaii state legislators.

Congressional partisanship

See also: List of United States Representatives from Hawaii and List of United States Senators from Hawaii

Here is the current partisan breakdown of the congressional members from Hawaii:

Congressional Partisan Breakdown from Hawaii
Party U.S. Senate U.S. House Total
     Democratic Party 2 2 4
     Republican Party 0 0 0
TOTALS as of April 2015 2 2 4

State legislative partisanship

Portal:State legislatures

Here is the current partisan breakdown of members of the state legislature of Hawaii:

State Senate

Party As of April 2015
     Democratic Party 24
     Republican Party 1
Total 25

State House

Party As of April 2015
     Democratic Party 44
     Republican Party 7
Total 51

See also

External links

Official state and federal links


Other information