RESIGNATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CANDIDATES

OFFICE HELD

OFFICE SOUGHT

ACTION

Federal

Federal, State, or County

No resignation requirement.

State

Federal

No resignation requirement.

State or County

Must resign only if the office currently held is not scheduled for election at the same election in which the person is a candidate for another office.

County

Federal

No resignation requirement.

State or County

Must resign only if the office currently held is not scheduled for election at the same election in which the person is a candidate for another office.

The “resign to run” provisions are found in Article II, Section 7 of the Hawaii State Constitution. The Hawaii Supreme Court determined this section does not apply to federal seats. See Cobb v. Hawaii, 68 Haw. 564 (1986).

A person who is required to resign from a state or county office currently held must do so no later than when nomination papers for the office sought are filed. Attorney General Opinion No. 86-4.

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

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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