The Green Papers: Hawaii 2008 General Election
This page is for offices up for election in 2008. Find 2009 elections here.
 
Flag images courtesy of The World Flag Database. Copyright http://www.flags.net/ Hawaii
Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Saturday 20 September 2008
General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
2000 Census:1,216,642 (0.43% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):909,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):637,349
Capital:Honolulu
Saturday 20 September 2008 polling hours 7:00a HIST (1700 UTC) to 6:00p HIST (0400 UTC).
Tuesday 4 November 2008 polling hours 7:00a HIST (1700 UTC) to 6:00p HIST (0400 UTC).
 

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Hawaii State and Local Government

Hawaii 2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats, Republicans, Third Parties


3 January 2009: GENERAL ELECTION - State of Hawaii - Statewide - November 4, 2008 - FINAL SUMMARY REPORT - Printed on: 11/18/2008 at 05:44:12 pm


25 September 2008: Synchronized with Hawaii Office Of Elections - Candidate Filing Report - General Candidates.


Saturday 20 September 2008 Hawaii Primary Results
Returns from an official source.
Results from a media source.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 4 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2008
  Elected Democratic 325,871 71.45% Senator Barack Hussein Obama
(4 Electoral Votes)
Vice President: Senator Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.

FEC P80003338: $778,642,047
  Candidate Republican 120,566 26.44% Senator John Sidney McCain, III
Vice President: Governor Sarah H. Palin

FEC P80002801: $399,826,076
  Candidate Independence 3,825 0.84% Ralph Nader
Vice President: Matt Gonzalez

FEC P20000527: $4,520,160
  Candidate Scattering 2,193 0.48% Blank Votes
  Candidate Libertarian 1,314 0.29% former Congressman Bob Barr
Vice President: Wayne Allyn Root

FEC P80005580: $1,405,899
  Candidate Constitution 1,013 0.22% Charles Obadiah "Chuck" Baldwin
Vice President: Darrell L. Castle

FEC P80005499: $262,010
  Candidate Green 979 0.21% former Congressman Cynthia A. McKinney
Vice President: Rosa A. Clemente

FEC P80004930: $240,360
  Candidate Scattering 303 0.07% Over Votes
Total 456,064 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 110th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Daniel Kahikina Akaka
Appointed by Governor John Waihee (Democrat) 16 May 1990, to fill vacancy caused by the death of Senator Spark M. Matsunaga (Democrat): 15 April 1990; elected to finish out the term in a Special Election: 1990; elected to full term: 1994; re-elected 2000, 2006
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 3 Democratic Senator Daniel K. Inouye
First elected: 1962; re-elected: 1968, 1974, 1980, 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004.
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1959 (Hawaii having just been admitted as a State to the Union), 1960]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor Linda Lingle
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Elected on same ticket with GOVERNOR; nominated separately from Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor James R. "Duke" Aiona, Jr.
First elected: 2002, re-elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

110th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 110th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (2 Renominated)

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Neil Abercrombie
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
Returned to House: 1990
[previously elected to U.S. House in Special Election, 20 September 1986 re: resignation of Congressman Cecil Heftel, 11 July 1986]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 20 September 2008 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Neil Abercrombie
  Elected Democratic 154,208 70.60% Congressman Neil Abercrombie
FEC H6HI01121: $1,444,071
  Candidate Republican 38,115 17.45% Steve Tataii
FEC H8HI01168: Financial report not available
  Candidate Scattering 18,446 8.44% Blank Votes
  Candidate Libertarian 7,594 3.48% Li Zhao
FEC H8HI01184: Financial report not available
  Candidate Scattering 71 0.03% Over Votes
Total 218,434 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Mazie K. Hirono
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 20 September 2008 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Mazie K. Hirono
  Elected Democratic 165,748 69.75% Congressman Mazie K. Hirono
FEC H6HI02251: $1,240,402
  Candidate Republican 44,425 18.70% Roger B. Evans
FEC H8HI02091: Financial report not available
  Candidate Scattering 19,605 8.25% Blank Votes
  Candidate Independent 4,042 1.70% Shaun Stenshol
FEC H8HI02109: Financial report not available
  Candidate Libertarian 3,699 1.56% Lloyd Jeff "Jeff" Mallan
FEC H8HI02042: Financial report not available
  Candidate Scattering 111 0.05% Over Votes
Total 237,630 100.00%  

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 4 incumbents, 3 candidates
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 3 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 3 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Independence (affiliates): 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 6 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that the person so listed will actually appear on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


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