The Green Papers: Hawaii 2016 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2016. Find 2017 elections here.

Flag images courtesy of The World Flag Database. Copyright http://www.flags.net/ Hawaii
Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Saturday 13 August 2016
✓ General Election and Special Election for US House CD 1: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Saturday 13 August 2016 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-6:00p HAST (1700-0400 UTC).
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election and Special Election for US House CD 1. Polling hours 7:00a-6:00p HAST (1700-0400 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
 

  Alabama    Alaska    American Samoa    Arizona    Arkansas    California    Colorado    Connecticut    Delaware    District of Columbia    Florida    Georgia    Guam    Hawaii    Idaho    Illinois    Indiana    Iowa    Kansas    Kentucky    Louisiana    Maine    Maryland    Massachusetts    Michigan    Minnesota    Mississippi    Missouri    Montana    Nebraska    Nevada    New Hampshire    New Jersey    New Mexico    New York    North Carolina    North Dakota    Northern Marianas    Ohio    Oklahoma    Oregon    Pennsylvania    Puerto Rico    Rhode Island    South Carolina    South Dakota    Tennessee    Texas    Utah    Vermont    Virgin Islands    Virginia    Washington    West Virginia    Wisconsin    Wyoming 

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.

Hawaii does not permit write-ins.


Primary Candidate Filing from the State of Hawaii Elections Office.

13 August 2016 Primary returns from
State of Hawaii Office of Elections
Results from
AP.


Presidential Elections from the State of Hawaii Elections Office.

General Election from the State of Hawaii Elections Office.


8 November 2016 returns from the State of Hawaii Elections Office.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. 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 by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (5, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 266,891 60.98% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
(4 Electoral Votes)
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Republican 128,847 29.44% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Libertarian 15,954 3.65% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Green 12,737 2.91% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
  Candidate Scattering 8,289 1.89% Blank Votes
  Candidate Constitution 4,508 1.03% Darrell Lane Castle
for Vice President: Scott N. Bradley
FEC P60021102; 28 Nov 16; Tot $71,876; Dsb $67,084
  Candidate Scattering 438 0.10% Over Votes
Total 437,664 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

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

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Brian Emanuel Schatz
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
Appointed: 26 December 2012 (re 17 December 2012 death of Senator Daniel K. Inouye [Democratic]). First elected in a special election: 2014.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 13 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (5, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 306,604 70.05% Senator  Brian Emanuel Schatz
FEC S4HI00136; 28 Nov 16; Tot $3,813,588; Dsb $2,511,657
  Candidate Republican 92,653 21.17% former state Senator John Stanley Carroll
FEC S0HI00126; 28 Nov 16; Tot $82,940; Dsb $54,417
  Candidate Scattering 20,763 4.74% Blank Votes
  Candidate Constitution 9,103 2.08% Joy Jennifer Allison
FEC S4HI00151
  Candidate Libertarian 6,809 1.56% Michael Kokoski
FEC S4HI00169
  Candidate American Shopping 1,393 0.32% John M. "Raghu" Giuffre
FEC S6HI00305
  Candidate Scattering 339 0.08% Over Votes
Total 437,664 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  David Yutaka Ige
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Shan S. Tsutsui

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on same ticket with GOVERNOR; nominated separately from Governor

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Shan S. Tsutsui
Accedes 27 December 2012 (re: appointment of Lieutenant Governor Brian E. Schatz [Democratic] as the replacement Senator). First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (1 on General Election ballot, 1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Colleen Wakako Hanabusa
First elected to the United States House of Representatives 2010; re-elected 2012; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate 2014; elected in both a Special and General Election 8 November 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
on General Election ballot
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4, 2 write-ins) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 145,417 68.10% former Congressman  Colleen Wakako Hanabusa
First elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives 2010, re-elected 2012; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate 2014.

FEC H2HI02110; 28 Nov 16; Tot $972,777; Dsb $477,345
  Candidate Republican 45,958 21.52% Shirlene D. "Shirl" "Kilena" Ostrov
FEC H6HI01287
  Candidate Scattering 11,013 5.16% Blank Votes
  Candidate Libertarian 6,601 3.09% Alan J. K. Yim
FEC H6HI01261
  Candidate Nonpartisan; (Green) 4,381 2.05% Calvin G. Griffin
FEC H4HI01183
  Candidate Scattering 161 0.08% Over Votes
Total 213,531 100.00%  
 Congressman Kyle Mark "Mark" Takai (Democratic) who was first elected in 2014 passed away on 20 July 2016 from pancreatic cancer. He was 49. On 19 May 2016 he stated "... I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year ... I had truly hoped to aggressively fight this cancer ... but I recently learned that my cancer has spread ... I will not be running for re-election...".
8 November 2016: Former Congressman Colleen Wakako Hanabusa (Democratic) was elected in both a Special (to fill the unexpired term) and General Election (to the 2 year term).

Special Election - 114th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for special election
Special Election
Democratic
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Special Election - to fill the vacant seat of Congressman Kyle Mark "Mark" Takai (Democratic) who died on 20 July 2016 from pancreatic cancer. There is no primary. The candidate who receives the most vote will serve from from 9 November 2016 to 3 January 2017. The filing period is 15 to 25 August 2015.
 Candidate list (10, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 129,083 60.45% former Congressman  Colleen Wakako Hanabusa
First elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives 2010, re-elected 2012; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate 2014.

FEC H2HI02110; 28 Nov 16; Tot $972,777; Dsb $477,345
  Candidate Republican 44,090 20.65% Shirlene D. "Shirl" "Kilena" Ostrov
FEC H6HI01279
  Candidate Scattering 14,864 6.96% Blank Votes
  Candidate Democratic 5,885 2.76% Angela Aulani Kaaihue
FEC H6HI02400
  Candidate Libertarian 5,559 2.60% Alan J. K. Yim
FEC H6HI01261
  Candidate Democratic 4,259 1.99% Howard Kim
FEC H6HI01238
  Candidate Democratic 3,420 1.60% Peter Cross
FEC H6HI01295
  Candidate Nonpartisan; (Green) 2,824 1.32% Calvin G. Griffin
FEC H4HI01183
  Candidate Democratic 1,893 0.89% Javier Ocasio
FEC H6HI01196
  Candidate Nonpartisan 1,050 0.49% Yvonne P. Perry
FEC H4HI01050
  Candidate Nonpartisan 328 0.15% Peter H. Plotzeneder
FEC H6HI01303
  Candidate Scattering 276 0.13% Over Votes
Total 213,531 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Tulsi Gabbard
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 13 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 2 write-ins) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 170,848 76.23% Congressman  Tulsi Gabbard
FEC H2HI02508; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,205,591; Dsb $1,163,067
  Candidate Republican 39,668 17.70% Angela Aulani Kaaihue
FEC H6HI02400
  Candidate Scattering 13,483 6.02% Blank Votes
  Candidate Scattering 134 0.06% Over Votes
Total 224,133 100.00%  
 

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, 10 candidates
  Republican: 5 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Green (affiliates): 3 candidates
  Libertarian: 4 candidates
Other Third Parties
  American Shopping: 1 candidate
  Hawai'i Independent Party
  Right to Life
Independents
  Nonpartisan: 4 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 10 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.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  The Constitution of the State of Hawaii
Election Authority
  Hawaii Office of Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Hawaii State Legislature
Democratic
  Hawai'i Democratic Party
Republican
  Hawai'i Republican Party
Third Party
  Green Party of Hawaii
  Hawai'i Independent & Sovereign
  Hawai'i Independent Party
  Hawaii Right to Life
  Independent Party of Hawaii
  The Libertarian Party of Hawaii
Media & others
  Akaku - Maui Community Television
  Hawai'i Free Press - Hilo
  Hawaii Reporter - Honolulu
  Hawaii Tribune Herald - Hilo
  Honolulu Civil Beat
  Honolulu Magazine
  Honolulu Star-Bulletin
  Honolulu Weekly
  Ka Leo O Hawai'i - University of Hawai'i at Manoa
  KGMB TV - CBS - Honolulu
  KHNL TV - NBC - Honolulu
  KHON TV - Fox - Honolulu
  KITV TV - ABC - Honolulu
  Maui News
  MauiTime Weekly
  Molokai Advertiser-News
  Pacific Business News - Honolulu
  Politics1.com - Hawaii
  Star Advertiser - Honolulu
  The Garden Island - Kauai
  West Hawaii Today - Kailua-Kona

 


  2016 General Election Home  
 
  President Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  115th U.S. Senate Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Gubernatorial Popular Vote by Party  
  115th 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  
 
Electoral College
  Allocation  
  How Appointed   --   Meeting Place   --   Tabulation Joint Session of Congress  
  Duly Appointed Electors  
  THE "FAITHLESS ELECTORS" - Presidential Electors who have defected in the past  
  May Electors Defect?  
  DATES OF U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION "EVENTS": 1789 to the present  
  "APPARENT" ELECTORAL VOTE for President of the United States: 1856 to present  
  ELECTORAL VOTE for President of the United States (as pledged and as officially counted)  
  ELECTORAL VOTE for Vice President of the United States (as pledged and as officially counted)  
 
2016 Primaries and Runoffs for Statewide offices/Congress
  Alphabetically   --   Alphabetically with Filing Deadlines  
  Chronologically   --   Chronologically with Filing Deadlines  
  Poll Closing Times (with time zones)  
....
General Election Poll Closing Times (with time zones)
  Alphabetically   --   Chronologically   --   Electoral College  
....
Poll Closing Times (list)
  All Elections     Primary/Special Elections     General Elections  
....
  Presidential Candidates     Presidential Candidates by State     Presidential Candidate Ballot Access by State  
....
  Governors     Senate     House  
....
  Senators by 'Class'  
  Governors by election 'cycle'  
....
  Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance   --   Senatorial Primaries at a Glance  
....
  Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats (the incumbent is not running for re-election)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with no incumbent running for them  
  Uncontested Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats (one candidate running for office)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with multiple incumbents running for them  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with only one major party candidate running for office  
....
  2016 Partisan Composition by State  
....
  Political Parties  
....
  Senate Electoral Classes  
....
  Statewide Political Party Strength going into the 2016 General Election  
  Statewide Political Party Strength coming out of the 2014 General Elections  
....
  Relative Political Party Strength by SECTION and Region going into the 2014 General Election  
  Relative Political Party Strength by SECTION and Region coming out of the 2014 General Elections  
....

....
  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2014  
....
History
  Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States  
  Dates of DIRECT PRIMARY Elections re: Major Party Nominations for Statewide and/or Federal Office  
  Length of Terms of Office of STATE Governors throughout American History  
....
  Dates of U.S. Presidential Election "Events": 1789 to present  
....
  Complete Constitutional provisions for the election of the President and Vice-President  
  Complete Federal Law governing the election of a President and Vice-President and filling of vacancies of the same  
....
  (downloads)