The Green Papers: Hawaii 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Saturday 8 August 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Tuesday 2 June 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Saturday 8 August 2020 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p HAST (1700-0500 UTC). Hawaii votes by mail beginning in 2020. Ballots must be received by 7p on Election Day.
Friday 4 September 2020 - Filing Deadline: Presidential nominee.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p HAST (1700-0500 UTC). Hawaii votes by mail beginning in 2020. Ballots must be received by 7p on Election Day.
 
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 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.


Election Calendar, 2020 from the State of Hawaii Office of Elections.

 
           

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 2020

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
Seat up for regular election
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
Seat up for regular election
Open
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
  Republican
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.
  Constitution (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  Hawai'i Independent Party
  Right to Life
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
  Constitution Party of Hawaii
  Hawai'i Independent & Sovereign
  Hawaii Right to Life
  Independent 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
  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
  Pacific Business News - Honolulu
  Politics1.com - Hawaii
  Star Advertiser - Honolulu
  West Hawaii Today - Kailua-Kona

 


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