The Green Papers: Hawaii 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Saturday 11 August 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Tuesday 5 June 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Saturday 11 August 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-6:00p HAST (1700-0400 UTC).
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - General Election. 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
 

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Hawaii State and Local Government


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

Special Elections do not have a primary. All candidates, regardles of party affiliation, run on a single ballot. The candidate who receives the most votes wins.

Hawaii does not permit write-ins.


2018 Election dates and Candidate Filing Report from the State of Hawaii Office of Elections.

Returns from Hawaii Office of Elections.
Results from Politico.
Results from The New York Times.


6 November 2018:
View My Ballot from the State of Hawaii Office of Elections.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Mazie K. Hirono
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Mazie K. Hirono
FEC S2HI00106; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,911,473; Dsb $1,332,244
  Candidate Republican     Ronald C. "Ron" Curtis
FEC S8HI00210
 16 May 2017: Senator Mazie K. Hirono announced she has kidney cancer and her doctors expect a full recovery.

Class 3 Democratic Senator  Brian Emanuel Schatz
Appointed: 26 December 2012 (re 17 December 2012 death of Senator Daniel K. Inouye [Democratic]). First elected in a special election: 2014; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

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

Chair up for regular election 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.
Renominated
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  David Yutaka Ige
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Joshua B. "Josh" Green
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Andria P.L. Tupola
for Lieutenant Governor: Marissa Dipasupil Kerns
  Candidate Green     James R. "Jim" Brewer, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: Renee B. Ing
  Candidate Nonpartisan     Terrence K. Teruya
for Lieutenant Governor: Paul F. Robotti

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Lieutenant Governor Douglas S. "Doug" Chin
2 February 2018: State Attorney General Doug Chin ascends to the Lieutenant Governor's chair (re: 31 January 2018 resignation of Lieutenant Governor Shan S. Tsutsui).
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - Ran for but lost his party's nomination for Congress CD 1 in 2018
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Joshua B. "Josh" Green
  Candidate Republican     Marissa Dipasupil Kerns
  Candidate Green     Renee B. Ing
  Candidate Nonpartisan     Ernest G. Magaoay
  Candidate Nonpartisan     Paul F. Robotti
  
Lieutenant Governor Shan S. Tsutsui (Democratic) ascended to the Lieutenant Governor's chair on 27 December 2012 (re: appointment of Lieutenant Governor Brian E. Schatz [Democratic] as the replacement Senator). He was first elected in 2014.
On 31 January 2018, Lieutenant Governor Shan S. Tsutsui resigned to become a senior Vice President at Strategies 360. "With a grateful, yet heavy heart I am announcing today that I will be resigning as the Lieutenant Governor of the State of Hawai'i, effective January 31, 2018."
2 February 2018: State Attorney General Doug Chin ascends to the Lieutenant Governor's Chair.

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (1 Open, 1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic 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; re-elected to the U.S. House in a Special [to fill the unexpired term re: the death of Kyle Mark "Mark" Takai (Democratic)] and General Election re: 8 November 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 1 September 2017: Ran for but lost her party's nomination for Governor in 2018.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Congressman Edward E. "Ed" Case
First elected in a special election 2002, reelected 2004-2004. Unsuccessful candidate to the United States Senate in 2006. Unsuccessful candidate for the United States House in 2010.

FEC H8HI01234; 30 Sep 18; Tot $451,405; Dsb $371,097
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Campbell "Cam" Cavasso
FEC H8HI00012; 30 Sep 18; Tot $105,789; Dsb $67,228
  Candidate Green     Zachary B. "Zach" Burd
FEC H8HI01267
  Candidate Libertarian     Michelle Rose Tippens
FEC H8HI01283
  Candidate Nonpartisan     Calvin C. Griffin
FEC H4HI01183

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Tulsi Gabbard
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Tulsi Gabbard
FEC H2HI02508; 22 Jul 18; Tot $1,192,080; Dsb $1,009,441
  Candidate Republican     Brian K. Evans
FEC H8HI02141
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 6 incumbents, 5 candidates
  Republican: 5 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Green (affiliates): 3 candidates
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Hawai'i Independent Party
  Right to Life
Independents
  Nonpartisan: 4 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
 
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.

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
  Hawai'i Independent & Sovereign
  Hawai'i Independent Party
  Hawaii Right to Life
  Independent Party of Hawaii
  The Libertarian Party of Hawaii
Media & others
  Hawai'i Free Press - Hilo
  Hawaii Reporter - Honolulu
  Hawaii Tribune Herald - Hilo
  Honolulu Civil Beat
  Honolulu Magazine
  Honolulu Star-Bulletin
  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
  Pacific Business News - Honolulu
  Politics1.com - Hawaii
  Star Advertiser - Honolulu
  West Hawaii Today - Kailua-Kona

 


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