FACTSHEET

TERMS OF OFFICE

 


OFFICE

TERM

START OF TERM

REFERENCE

Federal

President

4 years*

Noon on 20th day of January following election

U.S. Constitution

Amendment XX, Section 1

Vice President

4 years

Noon on 20th day of January following election

U.S. Constitution

Amendment XX, Section 1

U.S. Senator

6 years

Noon on 3rd day of January following election

U.S. Constitution

Amendment XX, Section 1

U.S. Representative

2 years

Noon on 3rd day of January following election

U.S. Constitution

Amendment XX, Section 1

State

Governor

4 years+

Noon on first Monday in December following election

State Constitution

Article V, Section 1

Lieutenant Governor

4 years+

Noon on first Monday in December following election

State Constitution Article V, Sections 1 and 2

State Senator

4 years

Upon election (from the date of the general election)

State Constitution

Article III, Section 4

State Representative

2 years

Upon election (from the date of the general election)

State Constitution

Article III, Section 4

Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Trustee

4 years

Upon election (from the date of the general election)

Hawaii Revised Statutes

Section 13D‑5

County of Hawaii

Mayor

4 years+

12 noon on first Monday of December following election

County of Hawaii Charter

Article V, Section 5‑1.1

Prosecuting Attorney

4 years

12 noon on first Monday of December following election

County of Hawaii Charter

Article IX, Section 9‑1

Councilmember

2 years++

12 noon on first Monday of December following election

County of Hawaii Charter

Article III, Section 3‑2

County of Maui

Mayor

4 years+

12 noon on second day of

January following election

County of Maui Charter

Article 7, Section 7‑2

Councilmember

2 years#

12 noon on second day of

January following election

County of Maui Charter

Article 3, Section 3‑2

 

 

 

OFFICE

TERM

START OF TERM

REFERENCE

County of Kauai

Mayor

4 years+

12 noon on first working day of December following election

County of Kauai Charter

Article VII, Section 7.01

Prosecuting Attorney

4 years

12 noon on first working day of December following election

County of Kauai Charter

Article IXA, Section 9A.01

Councilmember

2 years++

12 noon on first working day of December following election

County Charter

Article III, Section 3.03

City & County of Honolulu

Mayor

4 years+

12 noon on second day of January following election

City & County of Honolulu Charter Article V, Section 5‑101

Prosecuting Attorney

4 years

12 noon on second day of January following election

City & County of Honolulu Charter Article VIII, Section 8‑102

Councilmember

4 years+

12 noon on second day of January following election

City & County of Honolulu Charter Article III, Section 3‑102

 

* Denotes that the official elected to that office is limited to a maximum of two (2) terms.

+ Denotes that the official elected to that office is limited to a maximum of two (2) consecutive full terms.

++ Denotes that the official elected to that office is limited to a maximum of four (4) consecutive two-year terms.

# Denotes that the official elected to that office is limited to a maximum of five (5) consecutive full terms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Factsheet 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 pending changes in legislation. Consult the Hawaii Revised Statutes and other sources for more detailed and accurate requirements.

 

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Pearl City, Hawaii 96782
Phone: 808-453-VOTE(8683)
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Internet: www.hawaii.gov/elections

 

 

Office of Elections FSBO103I

Rev. 08/23/13