The Green Papers: Hawaii 2019 General Election
This page is for offices up for election in 2019. Find 2020 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
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)

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Hawaii State and Local Government

Hawaii 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans

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.


U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Mazie K. Hirono
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Mazie K. Hirono
FEC S2HI00106
 16 May 2017: Senator Mazie K. Hirono announced she has kidney cancer and expects 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: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor David Yutaka Ige
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected on same ticket with GOVERNOR; nominated separately from Governor

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Joshua B. "Josh" Green
First elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (1 Undetermined, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Congressman Edward E. "Ed" Case
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected in a special election 2002, reelected 2004. Unsuccessful candidate to the United States Senate in 2006 and for the United States House in 2010. Elected: 2018.
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Edward E. "Ed" Case
FEC H2HI02128; 30 Sep 19; Tot $196,568; Dsb $61,324

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman Tulsi Neil Gabbard
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 24 October 2019: "I will not be seeking reelection to Congress in 2020. I humbly ask for your support for my candidacy for President of the United States."
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     David Neil Cornejo
FEC H0HI02163
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator Kaiali'i "Kai" Kahele
FEC H0HI02155; 30 Sep 19; Tot $501,700; Dsb $131,014

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, 4 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.
Other Third Parties
  Hawai'i Independent Party
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.


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
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Hawaii State Legislature
  Hawai'i Democratic Party
  Hawai'i Republican Party
Third Party
  Aloha 'Āina
  Hawai'i Independent & Sovereign
  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
  Ka Leo O Hawai'i - University of Hawai'i at Manoa
  KGMB TV - CBS - Honolulu
  KHNL TV - NBC - Honolulu
  KHON TV - Fox - Honolulu
  Maui News
  MauiTime Weekly - Hawaii
  Star Advertiser - Honolulu
  West Hawaii Today - Kailua-Kona


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  2019 Partisan Composition by State  
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  Senate Electoral Classes  
  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2016  
  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