TERMS OF OFFICE

OFFICE

TERM

START OF TERM

REFERENCE

FEDERAL

U.S. President

4 years*

Noon on 20th day of January following election

U.S. Constitution Amendment XX, Section 1

U.S. Vice President

4 years

Noon on 20th day of January following election

U.S. Constitution Amendment XX, Section 1

U.S. Senate

6 years

Noon on 3rd day of January following election

U.S. Constitution Amendment XX, Section 1

U.S. House of Representatives

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 Senate

4 years

Upon election (from the date of the general election)

State Constitution Article III, Section 4

State House of Representatives

2 years

Upon election (from the date of the general election)

State Constitution Article III, Section 4

Office of Hawaiian Affairs 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

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 of Kauai 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 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

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Rev. 1/5/2015