Where do candidates for public office file a FDS form?

Candidates for elected office in the State and Counties of Hawaii are required to comply with HRS §11-118, and Chapter 12 by filing two copies of their FDS concurrently with their nomination papers; one filed with the Office of the County Clerk (7th Floor, County of Maui, Kalana O’ Maui Building), and one filed with the Board of Ethics (3rd Floor, County of Maui, Kalana O’ Maui Building); pursuant to the Revised Charter of the County of Maui (1983), as amended (“Charter”), Section 10-3.(3) Financial Disclosures, “A candidate for elective county office shall file a financial disclosure statement concurrently with the filing of nomination papers and shall file annual updates of their financial disclosure statement by February 15 of each year of their elected term.” (Effective January 2023)

Beginning January 2024, candidates for elected office will submit their FDS electronically via the secure County of Maui filing platform CivicOptimize. Hence, it will be transmitted to the designated emails associated with the Maui County Board of Ethics and Office of the County Clerk, and an email confirming receipt along with a copy of the FDS (PDF format) will be sent to the candidate for their records. Candidates are required to bring a copy of their FDS when filing their nomination papers with the Office of the County Clerk as proof of submission and for verification.

File your Candidate Financial Disclosure Statement here:

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1. Why file a Financial Disclosure?
2. Who is required to file?
3. Who is a “Public” filer?
4. What is required to be filed?
5. Where do elected officials and appointed officers file an FDS form?
6. Where do boards and commission members file an FDS form?
7. Where do candidates for public office file a FDS form?
8. What are the filing deadlines for FDS forms?
9. Can a board or commission member submit a physical FDS form?
10. What is the period of time FDS forms cover?
11. What financial interest are to be reported?
12. Who reviews the FDS form?
13. Are financial disclosure statements open to public inspection?
14. What if an FDS form is incomplete?
15. What if a member of a board or commission does not turn in an FDS form?
16. Who to contact for additional information or questions?