UIPA Memo 09-6
Candidate's Financial Disclosure Statement
An attorney asked whether a financial disclosure statement
filed with the Maui County Board of Ethics (“Board”)
by a candidate for Maui County elective office (“candidate
financial disclosure statement”) is open to public inspection
under part II of the UIPA before the Board has met to discuss it.
OIP concluded that a candidate financial disclosure
statement is open to public inspection at the time it is filed.
The statement is maintained by the Board from the time it is filed,
and a candidate for Maui County elective office does not have a
significant privacy interest in the information contained therein.
Thus, the Board has no basis to deny public access to the candidate
financial disclosure statement.