FACTSHEET

2014 ELECTION CALENDAR

Subject

Event/Deadline

Date

Candidates

File Organizational Report with Campaign Spending Commission (HRS §11-321(d))

See Below[1]

Candidates

Pick up nomination paper from Office of Elections or City/County Clerk (HRS §12‑2.5)

Monday, February 3

New Political Parties

File petition to form political party, party rules, and officers with Office of Elections (HRS §11‑62)

Thursday, February 20

Political Parties

File party rules with Office of Elections (HRS §11‑63)

Wednesday, March 12

Political Parties

Deadline to file political party objections with Office of Elections (HRS §11‑62)

Thursday, March 20

Political Parties

Submit names of precinct officials to the Chief Election Officer (HRS §11‑72)

Friday, April 4

Political Parties

File party officers with Office of Elections (HRS §11‑64)

Saturday, May 10

Office of Elections

Last day to issue election proclamation (HRS §§11‑91, 92.1)

Saturday, May 24

CANDIDATES

Last day to file nomination paper for the Primary Election with Office of Elections or City/County Clerk (HRS §12‑6)

Tuesday, June 3

Candidates

Submit request to withdraw from Primary Election for any reason to Office of Elections or City/County Clerk (HRS §11‑117)

Wednesday, June 4

Candidates, Parties, and Voters

File written objections to nomination paper for Primary Election with the Office of Elections or City/County Clerk (HRS §12‑8)

Tuesday, June 10

City and County Candidates

File C&C financial disclosure statements with the City Clerk (ROH §3-8.4(b)(1))

Wednesday, June 18

Candidates

Submit request to withdraw from Primary Election for reasons of ill health to Office of Elections or City/County Clerk (HRS §11‑117)

Friday, June 20

City/County Clerks and Office of Elections

Mail Primary Election absentee ballots to overseas voters (42 USC§1973ff-1 and Act 226, SLH 2012)

Wednesday, June 25

Voters

Last day to register to vote for the Primary Election with City/County Clerk (HRS §11-24)

Thursday, July 10

Candidates

Last day to file 1st Preliminary Primary Report with Campaign Spending Commission (HRS §11-334)

Thursday, July 10

Political Parties

Submit names of poll watchers for Primary AB Walk to Office of Elections or County Clerk (HRS §11‑77)

Friday, July 18

State Candidates

File candidate financial disclosure forms with State Ethics Commission (HRS §84‑17)

Friday, July 18

City/County Clerks

Open Primary Election walk‑in absentee polling places (HRS §15-7)

Monday, July 28

Political Parties

Submit names of poll watchers for the Primary Election to Office of Elections or County Clerk (HRS §11‑77)

Wednesday, July 30

Candidates and Political Parties

Last day to file 2nd Preliminary Primary Report with Campaign Spending Commission (HRS §§11-334 & 11-336)

Wednesday, July 30

Voters

Last day to request absentee mail ballots for Primary Election from City/County Clerk (HRS §15‑4)

Saturday, August 2

Candidates and Political Parties

Last day to file Primary Election Late Contributions Report with Campaign Spending Commission (HRS §11-338)

Wednesday, August 6

Voters

Last day to vote at Primary Election walk‑in absentee polling places (HRS §15-7)

Thursday, August 7

 

PRIMARY ELECTION (HRS §12‑2)

Saturday, August 9

Candidates, Parties, and Voters

File complaint on contests for cause in Primary Election with Hawaii State Supreme Court (HRS §11‑173.5)

Monday, August 18

City/County, House, and Senate Clerks

Submit Constitutional Amendment questions, County Charter Amendment questions, and County Initiative questions to the Office of Elections (HRS §11-119)

Thursday, August 21

Candidates and Political Parties

Last day to file Final Primary Report with Campaign Spending Commission (HRS §§11-334 & 11-336)

Friday, August 29

Candidates

Last day to file expense report on use of public funds in Primary Election with Campaign Spending Commission (HRS §11‑433)

Friday, August 29

Candidates

Submit request to withdraw from General Election for reasons of ill health to Office of Elections or City/County Clerk (HRS §11‑117)

Monday, September 15

City/County Clerks and Office of Elections

Mail General Election absentee ballots to overseas voters (42 USC§1973ff-1 and Act 226, SLH 2012)

Friday, September 19

Voters

Last day to register to vote for the General Election with City/County Clerk (HRS §11‑24)

Monday, October 6

Political Parties

Submit names of poll watchers for General AB Walk to Office of Elections or County Clerk (HRS §11‑77)

Saturday, October 11

City/County Clerks

Open General Election walk‑in absentee polling places (HRS §15-7)

Tuesday, October 21

Political Parties

Submit names of poll watchers for General Election to Office of Elections or County Clerk (HRS §11‑77)

Saturday, October 25

Candidates and Political Parties

Last day to file Preliminary General Report with Campaign Spending Commission (HRS §§11‑334 & 11-336)

Monday, October 27

Voters

Last day to request absentee mail ballots for General Election from City/County Clerk (HRS §15‑4)

Tuesday, October 28

Voters

Last day to vote at General Election walk‑in absentee polling places (HRS §15-7)

Saturday, November 1

Candidates and Political Parties

Last day to file General Election Late Contributions Report with Campaign Spending Commission (HRS §11-338)

Monday, November 3

 

GENERAL ELECTION (State Constitution, Article II, Section 8)

Tuesday, November 4

Candidates, Parties, and Voters

File complaint on contest for cause in General Election with Hawaii State Supreme Court (HRS §11‑174.5)

Monday, November 24

Candidates and Political Parties

Last day to file Final Election Period Report with Campaign Spending Commission (HRS §§11‑334 & 11-336)

Thursday, December 4[2]

Candidates

Last day to file expense report on use of public funds in General Election with Campaign Spending Commission (HRS §11‑433)

Thursday, December 4[3]

Candidates

Last day to file final Primary and General Application for Public Funds with Campaign Spending Commission (HRS §11‑430)

Thursday, December 4[4]

Candidates

Last day to file Supplemental Report on deficit/surplus funds with Campaign Spending Commission (HRS §11‑334)

Monday, February 2, 2015

Political Parties

Last day to file Supplemental Report with Campaign Spending Commission     (HRS §11-336)

Monday, February 2, 2015

State (Office of Elections)

Determine political party disqualifications (HRS §11‑65)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

HRS   = Hawaii Revised Statutes

OHA  = Office of Hawaiian Affairs

ROH  = Revised Ordinances of Honolulu

§      = Section

This document is intended for informational purposes only and should not be used as an authority on the Hawaii election law and deadlines. Requirements and/or deadlines may change as a result of legislation. Consult the Hawaii Revised Statutes and other sources for more detailed and accurate requirements.

Office of Elections

802 Lehua Avenue

Pearl City, Hawaii 96782

Phone: (808) 453-VOTE (8683)

Neighbor Islands Toll Free: 1-800-442-VOTE (8683)

Office of Elections – FSBO100W

Revised: 10/4/13

 



[1] The Organizational Report must be filed within ten days of the date the candidate files a nomination paper for office or within ten days of the date the candidate or candidate’s committee receives contributions or makes or incurs expenditures of more than $100 in the aggregate during the applicable election period, whichever occurs first.

[2] To the extent the inauguration is before Campaign Spending Commission’s deadline of December 4, the Final Election Period Report, expense report on use of public funds in General Election, and final Primary and General Application for Public Funds must be filed before inauguration.

[3] See footnote 2

[4] See footnote 2