2016 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 1

New Political Parties

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

Thursday, February 25

Political Parties

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

Wednesday, March 16

Political Parties

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

Thursday, March 24[2]

Political Parties

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

Friday, April 8

Political Parties

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

Saturday, May 14

Office of Elections

Last day to issue election proclamation (HRS §§11-91 & 11-92.1)

Saturday, May 28

Candidates

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

Tuesday, June 7

Candidates

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

Wednesday, June 8

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 14

City and County Candidates

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

Wednesday, June 22

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 24

City/County Clerks and Office of Elections

Mail Primary Election absentee ballots to overseas voters (42 USC§1973ff-1 & HRS §15D-9)

Wednesday, June 29

Voters

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

Thursday, July 14

Candidates

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

Thursday, July 14

State Candidates

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

Friday, July 22

City/County Clerks

Open early walk-in voting locations for the Primary Election (HRS §15‑7)

Monday, August 1

Political Parties

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

Wednesday, August 3

Candidates and Political Parties

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

Wednesday, August 3

Voters

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

Saturday, August 6

Candidates and Political Parties

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

Wednesday, August 10

Presidential Candidate Petitioners

Last day to file presidential petitions (HRS §11-113(c)(2))

Wednesday, August 10

Voters

Last day to vote at an early walk-in location for the Primary Election (HRS §15-7)

Thursday, August 11

 

PRIMARY ELECTION (HRS §12-2)

Saturday, August 13

Candidates, Parties, and Voters

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

Monday, August 22

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 25

Candidates and Political Parties

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

Friday, September 2

Candidates

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

Friday, September 2

Political Parties

Last day to certify nominees for presidential and vice presidential candidates (HRS §11-113(c)(1))

Friday, September 9

Political Parties & Presidential Candidate Petitioners

Last day to submit names and addresses of nominees for presidential elector and alternates (HRS §14-21)

Friday, September 9

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 19

City/County Clerks and Office of Elections

Mail General Election absentee ballots to overseas voters (42 USC§1973ff-1 & HRS §15D-9)

Friday, September 23

Voters

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

Monday, October 10

City/County Clerks

Open early walk-in voting locations for the General Election (HRS §15‑7)

Tuesday, October 25

Political Parties

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

Saturday, October 29

Candidates and Political Parties

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

Monday, October 31

Voters

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

Tuesday, November 1

Voters

Last day to vote at an early walk-in location for the General Election (HRS §15-7)

Saturday, November 5

Candidates and Political Parties

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

Monday, November 7

 

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

Tuesday, November 8

Candidates, Parties, and Voters

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

Monday, November 28

Candidates and Political Parties

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

Thursday, December 8[3]

Candidates

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

Thursday, December 8[4]

Candidates

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

Thursday, December 8[5]

Electors and Alternates

Electoral College (HRS §14-26)

Monday, December 19

Candidates

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

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Political Parties

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

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Office of Elections

Determine political party disqualifications (HRS §11-65)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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

Office of Elections

802 Lehua Avenue

Pearl City, Hawaii 96782

Phone: (808) 453-VOTE (8683)

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

TTY: (808) 453-6150

http://www.hawaii.gov/elections

Office of Elections - FSBO100X

Rev. 12/19/2014

 



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

[2] The deadline is not later than the twentieth business day after the petition is filed. As such, the deadline could be earlier if the group filed its petition earlier.

[3] The Final Election Period Report, expense report on use of public funds in the General Election, and final Primary and General Application for Public Funds must be filed with Campaign Spending before the inauguration.

[4] See footnote 3.

[5] See footnote 3.