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The '''state of [[Hawaii]] will hold elections''' in 2014. Below are the dates of note:
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* [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2014 state government elections|Signature filing deadline]]: '''June 3, 2014'''
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* Voter registration deadline for Primary election: '''July 10, 2014'''
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* [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|Primary date]]: '''August 9, 2014'''
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* Voter registration deadline for General election: '''October 6, 2014'''
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* [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|General election date]]: '''November 4, 2014'''
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==2014 elections==
 
==2014 elections==
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===Races to watch in Hawaii===
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'''''Hawaii State Legislature'''''
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::''See also: [[Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014]] and [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014]]''
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===Special elections===
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===Elections by type===
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==U.S. Senate elections in Hawaii==
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::''See also: [[United States Senate special election in Hawaii, 2014]] and [[Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014)]]''
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'''Hawaii''' will hold a ''[[United States Congress special elections, 2014|special election]]'' for the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] in 2014. The primary election will be held on '''August 9, 2014''', with the general election scheduled for '''November 4, 2014'''.<ref>[http://hawaii.gov/elections ''Hawaii.gov'' "Elections" Accessed July 17, 2013]</ref>
  
'''U.S. Senate'''
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On December 26, 2012, [[Governor of Hawaii]] [[Neil Abercrombie]] (D) appointed his [[Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii|Lieutenant Governor]] [[Brian Schatz]] to fill the seat's vacancy.<ref>[http://www.hawaiireporter.com/lt-gov-brian-schatz-to-replace-inouye-in-u-s-senate/123 ''Hawaii Reporter'' "Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz to Replace Inouye in U.S. Senate," December 26, 2012]</ref>  
:[[Daniel Inouye]] (D) died on December 17, 2012 from a respiratory illness. A [[United States Congress special elections, 2013-2014|special election]] to fill his vacant seat will take place in November 2014. [[Brian Schatz]] was appointed to temporarily fill the seat.<ref>[http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/184808421.html ''Star Advertiser'' "Abercrombie picks Schatz to replace Inouye in U.S. Senate," December 26, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://news.yahoo.com/sen-daniel-inouye-hawaii-dead-88-225551358.html ''Associated Press'' "Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii Dead at 88" Accessed December 17,2012]</ref>
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:: ''Related: [[Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014)|See election information here]].''
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The special election will be held to fill the vacancy left by the death of Senator [[Daniel Inouye]] (D).
:: ''See also: [[United States Senate special election in Hawaii, 2014]].''
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===Elections by type===
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On June 17, 2013, the [[Hawaii]] [[Democratic Party]] filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to close its primary to all except registered [[Democrats]].<ref>[http://www.hawaiidemocrats.org/ ''Hawaii Democrats'' " News Release: Primary Election Challenge" Accessed June 19, 2013]</ref> Currently, [[Hawaii]] does not ask voters to choose a party when they register to vote. This is the first time any state Democratic Party has ever filed a lawsuit to close an open primary.<ref name="primary">[http://www.ballot-access.org/hawaii-democratic-party-sues-to-keep-outsiders-from-voting-in-its-primaries/ ''Ballot Access.org'' "Hawaii Democratic Party Sues To Keep Outsiders from Voting in its Primaries" Accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
  
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The winner of the contested [[Democratic]] primary is a favorite for the general election in the heavily [[Democratic]] state.<ref name="gore"/>
::''See also: [[United States Senate special election in Hawaii, 2014]]''
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===Candidates===
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====Announced candidates====
::''See also: [[United States House of Representatives elections in Hawaii, 2014]]''
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:{{bluedot}} [[Colleen Hanabusa]]: [[Congress|U.S. Congresswoman]], [[Hawaii]], [[Hawaii's 1st Congressional District|District 1]]<ref name=wmtw/><ref name=wp>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/12/17/gov-abercrombie-to-appoint-inouyes-replacement/ ''Washington Post'' "Gov. Abercrombie to appoint Inouye’s replacement," December 17, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/02/colleen-hanabusa-senate_n_3204062.html ''Huffington Post'' " Colleen Hanabusa Senate Run: Congresswoman Says She Will Challenge Brian Schatz" Accessed May 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://news.yahoo.com/hanabusa-announces-us-senate-run-hawaii-214647549.html ''Yahoo News'' "Hanabusa announces US Senate run in Hawaii" Accessed May 3, 2013]</ref>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Brian E. Schatz|Brian Schatz]]: ''Incumbent''<ref name=dyingwish/>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Cam Cavasso]]: Former [[Hawaii House of Representatives|state representative]]<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00405852 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Cam Cavasso," Accessed October 30, 2013]</ref>
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====Possible candidates====
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The following individuals had been mentioned as possible candidates.
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:{{bluedot}} [[Tulsi Gabbard]]: [[U.S. House|Rep.]] from [[Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District|District 2]]<ref name=wp/>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Blake Oshiro]]: Chief of staff for [[Governor of Hawaii|Gov.]] Abercrombie<ref name=dyingwish>[http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2012/12/24/17949-inouyes-last-wish-is-abercrombies-biggest-burden/ ''Civil Beat,'' "Inouye's Last Wish Is Abercrombie's Biggest Burden," December 24, 2012]</ref>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Ed Case]]: Former [[U.S. House|Representative]]<ref name=dyingwish/>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Will Espero]]: [[Hawaii State Senate|State senator]]<ref>[http://www.hawaiireporter.com/former-congressman-ed-case-joins-growing-list-of-democrats-applying-for-inouyes-u-s-senate-seat/123 ''Hawaii Reporter'' "Former Congressman Ed Case Joins Growing List of Democrats Applying for Inouye's U.S. Senate Seat" Accessed July 5, 2013]</ref>
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===Race background===
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Senator [[Daniel Inouye]] died December 17, 2012, 50 years after he was first elected to represent Hawaii in the U.S. Senate. He was the longest serving sitting Senator in U.S. history.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/senator-daniel-inouye-dies-office-hawaii-state/story?id=18001650#.UNsLUrbPSfw ''ABC news,'' "Sen. Dan Inouye Dies; In Office Since '59," December 17, 2012]</ref> According to Hawaii law, [[Governor|Gov.]] [[Neil Abercrombie]] (D) was required to appoint someone to the open seat until the special election in 2014. The appointee had to be one of three names submitted by the state party of the incumbent. Inouye gave his preference for his successor in a letter to Abercrombie, in which Inouye listed [[Colleen Hanabusa]] as his pick to replace him in the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]]. [[U.S. House|Representative]] [[Colleen Hanabusa|Hanabusa]] topped the list of early contenders.<ref name=wmtw>[http://www.wmtw.com/news/politics/Inouye-gave-preference-for-successor-before-he-died/-/8791900/17815468/-/8d4tvnz/-/index.html?absolute=true ''WMTW.com'' "Inouye gave preference for successor before he died," December 18, 2012]</ref>
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The looming fiscal cliff votes gave Abercrombie a very narrow window to appoint another Democrat to Inouye's seat.<ref>[http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-34222_162-57560759-10391739/inouye-replacement-to-be-named-wednesday/ ''CBS news,'' "Inouye replaceent to be named Wednesday," December 24, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2012/12/24/17949-inouyes-last-wish-is-abercrombies-biggest-burden/ ''Civil Beat,'' "Inouye's Last Wish Is Abercrombie's Biggest Burden," December 24, 2012]</ref> On December 26, 2012, the governor tapped his [[Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii|Lieutenant Governor]], [[Brian E. Schatz]] (D), to fill the vacancy, denying Inouye's deathbed request that Hanabusa should succeed him.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2012/12/26/hawaii-governor-picks-brian-schatz-ignoring-inouyes-final-wish/ ''The Washington Post,'' "Hawaii governor picks Brian Schatz for Inouye’s seat," December 26, 2012]</ref>
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The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced on April 23 that it plans to back [[U.S. Senate|U.S. Sen.]] [[Brian Schatz]] in his bid for re-election next year amid a primary challenge from [[U.S. House|U.S. Rep.]] [[Colleen Hanabusa]].<ref>[http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/DSCC-to-back-Schatz-over-Hanabusa-in-Senate-race-4457051.php ''My San Antonio'' "DSCC to back Schatz over Hanabusa in Senate race" Accessed April 29, 2013]</ref> On May 7th, 2013 EMILY'S List endorsed [[Colleen Hanabusa|Hanabusa]] over incumbent [[Brian Schatz]].<ref>[http://emilyslist.org/news/releases/emily%E2%80%99s-list-endorses-colleen-hanabusa-senate-hawai%E2%80%99i-hawai%E2%80%99i-its-way-becoming-fourth- ''Emily's list'' "Endorsements" Accessed May 9, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/colleen-hanabusa-endorsed-by-womens-group-90496.html ''Politico'' "Colleen Hanabusa rallies EMILY’s List support" Accessed May 9, 2013]</ref>
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Current [[Hawaii's 1st Congressional District|1st District]] incumbent [[Colleen Hanabusa]] announced her decision to run for the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] seat on May 2, 2013.<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/02/colleen-hanabusa-senate_n_3204062.html ''Huffington Post'' " Colleen Hanabusa Senate Run: Congresswoman Says She Will Challenge Brian Schatz" Accessed May 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://news.yahoo.com/hanabusa-announces-us-senate-run-hawaii-214647549.html ''Yahoo News'' "Hanabusa announces US Senate run in Hawaii" Accessed May 3, 2013]</ref>
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On May 3, 2013, the widow of [[Hawaii]] [[U.S. Senate|Senator]] [[Daniel K. Inouye]] endorsed Hanabusa’s bid against [[U.S. Senate|Sen.]] [[Brian Schatz]] (D), a move she said honors one of the late senator’s “last requests.”<ref name="Inouye">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/05/03/inouyes-widow-endorses-hanabusa-against-schatz/?wprss=rss_politics&utm_source=feedly ''Washington Post'' "Inouye’s widow endorses Hanabusa against Schatz" Accessed May 3, 2013]</ref> In a statement Irene Hirano Inouye said, “Shortly after she was elected President of the [[Hawaii State Senate]], [[Daniel K. Inouye|Dan]] recognized that [[Colleen Hanabusa|Colleen]] was more than capable of succeeding him and he began to mentor her. His last wish was that [[Colleen Hanabusa|Colleen]] serve out his term because he was confident in her ability to step into the [[U.S. Senate|Senate]] and immediately help [[Hawaii]]. I am honoring one of his last requests, and look forward to supporting Colleen on the campaign trail.”<ref name="Inouye"/>
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Both candidates come to the race with their own strengths: [[Brian Schatz|Schatz]], as an incumbent, starts off with the fundraising advantage and has inherited a team of national strategists and consultants to run his campaign.<ref name="competitive"/> [[Colleen Hanabusa|Hanabusa]], on the other hand, is better known within the [[Hawaii|state]] and is tapping into the network and political organization [[Daniel Inouye|Inouye]] left behind.<ref name="competitive">[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/hawaii-senate-democratic-primary-94066.html ''Politico'' "Sunny Hawaii is home to hottest Democratic primary" Accessed July 12, 2013]</ref>
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===Primary to watch===
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The primary battle between [[Brian Schatz]] and [[Colleen Hanabusa]] was highlighted as one of the top five primaries to watch in 2014.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/11/08/the-fixs-top-10-senate-races-of-2014-5/ ''Washington Post,'' "The Fix’s top 10 Senate races of 2014," accessed December 10, 2013]</ref>
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==U.S. House of Representatives elections in Hawaii==
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::''See also: [[United States House of Representatives elections in Hawaii, 2014]] and [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014]]''
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The [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014|2014 U.S. House of Representatives]] elections in [[Hawaii]] will take place on [[United States Congress elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]. Voters '''will elect two candidates to serve in the [[U.S. House]]''', one from each of the state's two congressional districts.
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===Partisan breakdown===
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Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds both of the two congressional seats from [[Hawaii]].
 
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=State Executives=
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===Incumbents===
::''See also: [[Hawaii state executive official elections, 2014]]''
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Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the two congressional districts are:
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===[[Hawaii's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014|1st Congressional District]]===
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==State executive official elections in Hawaii==
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::''See also: [[Hawaii state executive official elections, 2014]] and [[State executive official elections, 2014]]''
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'''Two state executive positions''' are up for election in [[State executive official elections, 2014|2014]] in the state of [[Hawaii]].
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The following offices will be elected in 2014 in [[Hawaii elections, 2014|Hawaii]]:
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* [[Hawaii gubernatorial election, 2014|Governor of Hawaii]]
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* [[Hawaii lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014|Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii]]
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==List of candidates by office==
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==State Senate election in Hawaii==
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::''See also: [[Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014]] and [[State legislative elections, 2014]]''
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===Majority control===
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Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the [[Hawaii State Senate]]:
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===List of candidates by district===
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[[Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014#District 1|District 1]] • [[Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014#District 3|District 3]] • [[Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014#District 4|District 4]] • [[Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014#District 6|District 6]] • [[Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014#District 7|District 7]] • [[Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014#District 12|District 12]] • [[Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014#District 16|District 16]] • [[Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014#District 17|District 17]] • [[Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014#District 18|District 18]] • [[Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014#District 21|District 21]] • [[Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014#District 23|District 23]] • [[Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014#District 24|District 24]]
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==State House elections in Hawaii==
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[[File:SLP badge.png|right|200px|link=Portal:State Legislatures]]
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::''See also: [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014]] and [[State legislative elections, 2014]]''
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===Majority control===
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: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
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Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the [[Hawaii House of Representatives]]:
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===List of candidates by district===
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::''Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.''
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[[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 1|District 1]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 2|District 2]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 3|District 3]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 4|District 4]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 5|District 5]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 6|District 6]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 7|District 7]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 8|District 8]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 9|District 9]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 10|District 10]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 11|District 11]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 12|District 12]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 13|District 13]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 14|District 14]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 15|District 15]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 16|District 16]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 17|District 17]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 18|District 18]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 19|District 19]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 20|District 20]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 21|District 21]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 22|District 22]]• [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 23|District 23]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 24|District 24]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 25|District 25]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 26|District 26]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 27|District 27]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 28|District 28]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 29|District 29]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 30|District 30]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 31|District 31]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 32|District 32]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 33|District 33]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 34|District 34]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 35|District 35]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 36|District 36]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 37|District 37]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 38|District 38]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 39|District 39]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 40|District 40]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 41|District 41]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 42|District 42]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 43|District 43]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 44|District 44]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 45|District 45]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 46|District 46]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 47|District 47]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 48|District 48]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 49|District 49]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 50|District 50]] • [[Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 51|District 51]]
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==Statewide ballot measure elections in Hawaii==
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::''See also: [[Hawaii 2014 ballot measures]] and [[2014 ballot measures]]''
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'''Two statewide ballot measures''' have been certified for the [[2014 ballot measures|2014 statewide ballot]] in [[Hawaii]].
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==Voting in Hawaii==
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::''See also: [[Voting in Hawaii]]''
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===Important voting information===
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===Voting absentee===
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::''See also: [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee voting by state]]''
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For information about '''eligibility''', '''deadlines''', '''military and overseas voting''' and '''updates to the voting laws in Hawaii''', please visit our [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|absentee voting by state]] page.
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===Voting early===
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==Elections Performance Index==
 
==Elections Performance Index==
::See also: [[Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index]]''
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::''See also: [[Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index]]''
 
{{Pew election performance writeup|State=Hawaii|Rank=45th|Percent=54}}
 
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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Hawaii
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Hawaii
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Hawaii

The state of Hawaii will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

On the 2014 ballot
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2014 elections

Races to watch in Hawaii

Hawaii State Legislature


See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014 and Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Hawaii State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of Hawaii House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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Contents
1 U.S. Senate elections in Hawaii
1.1 Candidates
1.2 Race background
1.3 Primary to watch

U.S. Senate elections in Hawaii

See also: United States Senate special election in Hawaii, 2014 and Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014)

Hawaii will hold a special election for the U.S. Senate in 2014. The primary election will be held on August 9, 2014, with the general election scheduled for November 4, 2014.[1]

On December 26, 2012, Governor of Hawaii Neil Abercrombie (D) appointed his Lieutenant Governor Brian Schatz to fill the seat's vacancy.[2]

The special election will be held to fill the vacancy left by the death of Senator Daniel Inouye (D).

On June 17, 2013, the Hawaii Democratic Party filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to close its primary to all except registered Democrats.[3] Currently, Hawaii does not ask voters to choose a party when they register to vote. This is the first time any state Democratic Party has ever filed a lawsuit to close an open primary.[4]

The winner of the contested Democratic primary is a favorite for the general election in the heavily Democratic state.[5]

Candidates

Announced candidates

Democratic Party Colleen Hanabusa: U.S. Congresswoman, Hawaii, District 1[6][7][8][9]
Democratic Party Brian Schatz: Incumbent[10]
Democratic Party Cam Cavasso: Former state representative[11]

Possible candidates

The following individuals had been mentioned as possible candidates.

Democratic Party Tulsi Gabbard: Rep. from District 2[7]
Democratic Party Blake Oshiro: Chief of staff for Gov. Abercrombie[10]
Democratic Party Ed Case: Former Representative[10]
Democratic Party Will Espero: State senator[12]

Race background

Senator Daniel Inouye died December 17, 2012, 50 years after he was first elected to represent Hawaii in the U.S. Senate. He was the longest serving sitting Senator in U.S. history.[13] According to Hawaii law, Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) was required to appoint someone to the open seat until the special election in 2014. The appointee had to be one of three names submitted by the state party of the incumbent. Inouye gave his preference for his successor in a letter to Abercrombie, in which Inouye listed Colleen Hanabusa as his pick to replace him in the U.S. Senate. Representative Hanabusa topped the list of early contenders.[6]

The looming fiscal cliff votes gave Abercrombie a very narrow window to appoint another Democrat to Inouye's seat.[14][15] On December 26, 2012, the governor tapped his Lieutenant Governor, Brian E. Schatz (D), to fill the vacancy, denying Inouye's deathbed request that Hanabusa should succeed him.[16]

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced on April 23 that it plans to back U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in his bid for re-election next year amid a primary challenge from U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.[17] On May 7th, 2013 EMILY'S List endorsed Hanabusa over incumbent Brian Schatz.[18][19]

Current 1st District incumbent Colleen Hanabusa announced her decision to run for the U.S. Senate seat on May 2, 2013.[20][21]

On May 3, 2013, the widow of Hawaii Senator Daniel K. Inouye endorsed Hanabusa’s bid against Sen. Brian Schatz (D), a move she said honors one of the late senator’s “last requests.”[22] In a statement Irene Hirano Inouye said, “Shortly after she was elected President of the Hawaii State Senate, Dan recognized that Colleen was more than capable of succeeding him and he began to mentor her. His last wish was that Colleen serve out his term because he was confident in her ability to step into the Senate and immediately help Hawaii. I am honoring one of his last requests, and look forward to supporting Colleen on the campaign trail.”[22]

Both candidates come to the race with their own strengths: Schatz, as an incumbent, starts off with the fundraising advantage and has inherited a team of national strategists and consultants to run his campaign.[23] Hanabusa, on the other hand, is better known within the state and is tapping into the network and political organization Inouye left behind.[23]

Primary to watch

The primary battle between Brian Schatz and Colleen Hanabusa was highlighted as one of the top five primaries to watch in 2014.[24]

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Hawaii
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district

U.S. House of Representatives elections in Hawaii

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Hawaii, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Hawaii will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect two candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's two congressional districts. Hawaii is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[25][26][27]

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds both of the two congressional seats from Hawaii.

Members of the U.S. House from Hawaii -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of October 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 2 Pending
     Republican Party 0 Pending
Total 2 2

Incumbents

Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the two congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Colleen Hanabusa Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Tulsi Gabbard Electiondot.png Democratic 2

List of candidates by district

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

1st Congressional District

General election candidates

August 9, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Failed to file

Rumored candidates

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates

August 9, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Party Candidates

Failed to file

State executive official elections in Hawaii

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See also: Hawaii state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in Hawaii
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Lieutenant Governor

Two state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Hawaii.

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Hawaii:

List of candidates by office

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Governor


General election

Democratic primary

Republican primary

Lieutenant Governor


General election

Democratic primary

Republican primary

State Senate election in Hawaii

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See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014
Contents
1 State Senate election in Hawaii
1.1 Majority control
1.2 List of candidates by district

Elections for the office of Hawaii State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Hawaii State Senate:

Hawaii State Senate
Party As of October 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 24 Pending
     Republican Party 1 Pending
Total 25 25

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 3District 4District 6District 7District 12District 16District 17District 18District 21District 23District 24

State House elections in Hawaii

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See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014
Contents
1 State House elections in Hawaii
1.1 Majority control
1.2 List of candidates by district

Elections for the office of Hawaii House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Hawaii House of Representatives:

Hawaii House of Representatives
Party As of October 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 44 Pending
     Republican Party 7 Pending
Total 51 51

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51

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Statewide ballot measure elections in Hawaii

See also: Hawaii 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Two statewide ballot measures have been certified for the 2014 statewide ballot in Hawaii.

On the ballot

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Requires the disclosure of names of nominees for appointment to state courts
LRCA Amendment 2 Bonds Authorizes the issuance of bonds for agricultural enterprises
LRCA Amendment 3 Judiciary Increases the mandatory age of retirement for judges and justices to 80
LRCA Amendment 4 Education Permits the appropriation of public funds for private early childhood education programs
LRCA Amendment 5 Bonds Authorizes the issuance of bonds for loan assistance to dam and reservoir owners

Voting in Hawaii

See also: Voting in Hawaii
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Important voting information

  • Hawaii uses a closed primary system, meaning voters must register with a party to be able to vote in their primary election.
  • Hawaii passed legislation in 2012 authorizing online voter registration, but a system has not yet been implemented.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Hawaii, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Hawaii is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins 14 days before an election and ends three days prior to election day.[57] The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Hawaii ranked 45th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Hawaii received an overall score of 54%.[58]

See also

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