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Elections Commission

Act 57 (Bill No. HB 267, 2004) establishes a nine-member panel, called the Elections Commission, which replaces the Elections and Appointment Review Panel. The nine-member panel is composed of the following:

  • 2 members appointed by the Senate President
  • 2 members appointed by the Senate Minority Leader
  • 2 members appointed by the Speaker of the House
  • 2 members appointed by the House Minority Leader
  • 1 member selected by a two-thirds vote of the Elections Commission serves as Chairperson

Each group of four Elections Commission members selected by each house will include one Elections Commission member from each of the four counties in the State: Oahu, Hawaii, Maui and Kauai.

A person from the same county as the departing Elections Commission member will fill a vacancy in the Elections Commission. If the vacancy is not filled within fifteen days, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court will fill the vacancy.

The Elections Commission appoints the Chief Election Officer (CEO) and oversees the functions of the CEO and the Office of Elections.

 

Election Commission Members


Name Appointing Authority Island Representation Term Expiration Date

William Marston
(Chairperson)

Victor V. Vierra

Senate President

Hawaii

06/30/18

Carol Kitaoka

House Minority Leader

Hawaii

06/30/16

Terry Lynn Moore

Senate Minority Leader

Maui

06/30/16

Warren Orikasa

House Speaker

Maui

06/30/18

Patricia Berg

Senate Minority Leader

Kauai

06/30/18

Charles King

House Minority Leader

Kauai

06/30/18

Zale Okazaki

Senate President

Oahu

06/30/16

Daniel Young

House Speaker

Oahu

06/30/16

 

Duties of the Elections Commission

The duties of the Elections Commission provided under ACT 57 §11-C are as follows:

1. Hold Public Hearings;

2. Investigate and hold hearings for receiving evidence of any violations and complaints;

3. Adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91;

4. Employ, without regard to chapter 76, a full-time Chief Election Officer, pursuant to section 11-1.6; and

5. Advise the Chief Election Officer on matters relating to elections.

 

Reports Related to the Elections Commission



Notice of Elections Commission Meeting

Agenda - November 14, 2014



Minutes of the Regular Meetings of the Elections Commission



 

Status of Operations



 

Minutes of the Meeting of the Fact Finding Committee

April 17, 2007

 

Hawaii Administrative Rules for the Elections Commission

Hawaii Administrative Rules

 

To contact the Elections Commission, please address all correspondence as follows.

Elections Commission
c/o Office of Elections
802 Lehua Avenue
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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