Ballot access requirements for political candidates in Hawaii

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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. This page reflects research completed in April 2014.

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Year-specific dates

2014

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

There are three political parties in Hawaii as of November 2013.[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

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: 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
http://hawaii.gov/elections/

Campaign Spending Commission: 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
http://ags.hawaii.gov/campaign/

Hawaii State Ethics Commission: 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
http://hawaii.gov/ethics/

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:[4]

There are no state executives term-limited in 2014.

State legislatures

See also: State legislatures with term limits

There are no term limits placed on Hawaii state legislators.

Congressional partisanship

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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 September 2014 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 September 2014
     Democratic Party 24
     Republican Party 1
Total 25

State house

Party As of September 2014
     Democratic Party 44
     Republican Party 7
Total 51

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