Elections Division

Announcements

Press Release from the State of Hawaii Office of Elections:

Court Order Delays Candidate Filing for U.S. Representative, State Senator and State Representative Offices 

Pearl City, February 28, 2022 – The State of Hawaii Supreme Court issued a court order temporarily suspending candidate filing for the offices of U.S. Representative, State Senate, and State Representative contests until further notice from the court. The order arises from a challenge of the 2021 State Reapportionment Plan. 

Candidate filing will open as scheduled beginning March 1 for the following offices:

U.S. Senate
Governor
Lieutenant Governor
Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee, Hawaii Resident Trustee, vacancy
Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee, Maui Resident Trustee
Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee, Oahu Resident Trustee
Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee, At-Large
County of Hawaii, Councilmember
County of Maui, Mayor
County of Maui, Councilmember
County of Kauai, Mayor
County of Kauai, Councilmember
City & County of Honolulu, Councilmember

Interested candidates for these offices may obtain nomination papers to file for office. For a list of locations and qualifications, visit elections.hawaii.gov. 

The Office of Elections will update this announcement as new information becomes available at elections.hawaii.gov.

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 Voter Registration

The last day to submit paper Voter Registration Applications for the 2022 Primary Election is August 3, 2022. People eligible to vote in the State of Hawaii may register to vote or update their voter registration online at https://olvr.hawaii.gov/.

You may also submit a paper voter registration form to the Office of the County Clerk in person or by mail. You may mail the form to:

Office of the County Clerk, Elections Division, 
200 S High St., Kalana O Maui Building, #708
Wailuku, HI 96793

If you will be away from your registered mailing address and require your ballot to be delivered to an alternate address for a specific election or an election cycle, you may submit a one-time absentee application.

Primary Election 2022

Dates to Remember

Voters begin receiving Primary Election mail ballot packet: July 26, 2022

Voter Service Centers Open: August 1, 2022

Deadline to submit a paper Voter Registration Application for
the Primary Election: August 3, 2022

Absentee Mail Application Deadline: August 6, 2022

Primary Election Day: August  13, 2022

General Election 2022

Dates to remember

Voters begin receiving General Election mail ballot packet: October 21, 2022

Voter Service Centers Open: October 25, 2022

Deadline to submit paper Voter Registration Application for
the General Election: October 31, 2022

Absentee Mail Application Deadline: November 1, 2022

General Election Day: November 8, 2022