The Green Papers: Hawaii 2014 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2014. Find 2015 elections here.
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Saturday 9 August 2014
✓ Primary (makeup): Friday 15 August 2014
✓ General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Tuesday 3 June 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Saturday 9 August 2014 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a HAST (1700 UTC) to 6:00p HAST (0400 UTC).
Friday 15 August 2014 - Primary (makeup). Polling hours 7:00a HAST (1700 UTC) to 6:00p HAST (0400 UTC). Damage caused by Tropical Storm Iselle resulted in the postponement of the primary in 2 Big Island precincts affecting about 8,255 voters.
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a HAST (1700 UTC) to 6:00p HAST (0400 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:1,366,862 (0.44% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
Capital:Honolulu
 

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Hawaii State and Local Government

Hawaii 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Nonpartisan primary candidates must receive EITHER 10% of the votes cast for an office OR at least the number of votes that any winning partisan candidate received for that office in order to advance to the General Election.


The 9 August US Senate Special Democratic Primary is too close to call. Senator Brian Emanuel Schatz (incumbent, 48.5%) v. Congressman Colleen Wakako Hanabusa (47.8%). In addition, damage caused by Tropical Storm Iselle resulted in the postponement for up to 21 days of the primary in 2 Big Island precincts affecting about 8,255 voters. The polls will open for these precincts on Friday 15 August 7 AM to 6 PM HAST.

15 August 2014. Upon the completion of the makeup primaries in 2 precincts, it is clear that Senator Brian Emanuel Schatz (Democratic) has been renominated.


9 August 2014 Primary returns from the Hawaii Office of Elections.

4 November 2014 General Election certified returns as of 18 November 2014 from the Hawaii Office of Elections.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Mazie K. Hirono
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Mazie K. Hirono
FEC S2HI00106

Class 3 Democratic Senator Brian Emanuel Schatz
Appointed: 26 December 2012 (re 17 December 2012 death of Senator Daniel K. Inouye [Democratic])
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Special Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014.
Renominated: 9 August 2014 Primary.
Next Regular Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 

17 December 2012: Senator Daniel K. Inouye (Democratic), 88, died of respiratory complications at 5:01 p.m. EST at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He was first elected in 1962 and re-elected in 1968, 1974, 1980, 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004, and 2010. The Senator also served in U.S. House- elected: 1959 (Hawaii having just been admitted as a State to the Union) and 1960.

Governor Neil Abercrombie (Democratic) will make an temporary appointment to fill the vacant seat until a special election is held to fill the remainder of the term. State law requires that the Governor select a replacement candidate from the same political party (Democratic).

On 26 December 2012, Hawai'i Governor Neil Abercrombie (Democratic) named Lieutenant Governor Brian E. Schatz (Democratic) as the replacement Senator for the Class 3 Seat. He will serve until a 4 November 2014 special election to fill the remainder of Senator Inouye's term. The next regular election for this seat is Tuesday 8 November 2016.


Class 3
Seat up for special election
Special Election
Democratic
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Special Election
  Elected Democratic 246,827 66.76% Senator Brian Emanuel Schatz
FEC S4HI00136; 24 Nov 14; Tot $5,774,641; Dsb $5,114,565
  Candidate Republican 98,006 26.51% former state Representative Campbell "Cam" Cavasso
FEC S4HI00102; 24 Nov 14; Tot $312,103; Dsb $315,960
  Candidate Scattering 15,777 4.27% Blank Votes
  Candidate Libertarian 8,941 2.42% Michael A. Kokoski
FEC S4HI00169
  Candidate Scattering 152 0.04% Over Votes
Total 369,703 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for regular election
Lost
Democratic Governor Neil Abercrombie
First elected: 2010
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Lost Primary / No Longer Running - 9 August 2014 Primary
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Democratic 181,106 48.99% state Senator David Yutaka Ige
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Shan S. Tsutsui
  Candidate Republican 135,775 36.73% former Lieutenant Governor James R. "Duke" Aiona, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: Elwin Peter Kwai Hin Ahu
  Candidate Hawai'i Independent Party 42,934 11.62% former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann
for Lieutenant Governor: Les Chang
  Candidate Libertarian 6,395 1.73% Jeffrey A. "Jeff" Davis
for Lieutenant Governor: Cynthia Kealahilahi Verschuur "Lahi" Marlin
  Candidate Scattering 3,001 0.81% Blank Votes
  Candidate Scattering 431 0.12% Over Votes
Total 369,642 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Elected on same ticket with GOVERNOR; nominated separately from Governor

Seat up for regular election Democratic Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui
Accedes 27 December 2012 (re: appointment of Lieutenant Governor Brian E. Schatz [Democratic] as the replacement Senator)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 9 August 2014 Primary
 26 December 2012: Governor Neil Abercrombie (Democratic) names Lieutenant Governor Brian E. Schatz (Democratic) as the replacement Class 3 Senator (re: the 17 December 2012 passing of Senator Daniel K. Inouye [Democratic]). Lieutenant Governor Brian E. Schatz was first elected in 2010. State Senate President Shan Tsutsui (Democratic) is expected to accede to the position of Lieutenant Governor.
27 December 2012: Shan Tsutsui is named Lieutenant Governor.

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (1 Open, 1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Congressman Colleen Wakako Hanabusa
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 23 April 2013: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 3 seat in the 2014 Special Election.
15 August 2014: Lost her party's nomination for the Senate seat.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 93,390 51.24% state Representative Kyle Mark "Mark" Takai
FEC H4HI01134; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,846,963; Dsb $1,782,684
  Candidate Republican 86,454 47.43% former Congressman Charles Kong Djou
First elected as a Republican in a special election 22 May 2010 to fill the vacant seat of Neil Abercrombie. Unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 2010. Unsuccessful candidate for election in in 2012.

FEC H0HI01157; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,065,030; Dsb $1,011,711
  Candidate Scattering 2,366 1.30% Blank Votes
  Candidate Scattering 58 0.03% Over Votes
Total 182,268 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Tulsi Gabbard
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 9 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 142,010 75.76% Congressman Tulsi Gabbard
FEC H2HI02508; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,669,536; Dsb $888,955
  Candidate Republican 33,630 17.94% David P. "Dave" "Kawika" "The Smoking Guy" Crowley
FEC H2HI02524
  Candidate Scattering 7,020 3.75% Blank Votes
  Candidate Libertarian 4,693 2.50% Joseph William "Joe" Kent
FEC H4HI02116
  Candidate Scattering 82 0.04% Over Votes
Total 187,435 100.00%  
 

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): 7 incumbents, 5 candidates
  Republican: 4 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 3 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Hawai'i Independent Party: 1 candidate
  Right to Life
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 8 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 a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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  Gubernatorial Popular Vote by Party  
  114th U.S. House Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Close Contests Summary - Decision by 2% or less  
  Contests Where No Candidate Received a Majority  
 
  Some key races to watch coming out of the USA Elections of Tuesday 4 November 2014  
 
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