The Green Papers: Hawaii 2022 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Saturday 13 August 2022
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Tuesday 7 June 2022 - Filing Deadline .
Saturday 13 August 2022 - Primary . Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p HAST (1700-0500 UTC). Hawaii votes by mail. Ballots must be received by 7p on Election Day.
Tuesday 8 November 2022 - General Election . Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p HAST (1700-0500 UTC). Hawaii votes by mail. Ballots must be received by 7p on Election Day.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:1,460,137 (0.47% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
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. If more nonpartisan candidates qualify to run in the general election than there are seats available, then the nonpartisan candidate who receives the most votes will appear on the general election ballot.

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.


Candidate Reports from the Office of Elections.

13 May 2022 Primary returns from an official source. Results from a media source.


8 Novemer 2022 General Election returns from the Office of Elections.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th 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
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Brian Emanuel Schatz
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
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
Renominated
 Candidate list (5, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 290,894 69.37% Senator  Brian Emanuel Schatz
FEC S4HI00136; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,407,576; Dsb $3,348,902
  Candidate Republican 106,358 25.36% Robert C. "Bob" McDermott
FEC S2HI00155
  Candidate Scattering 10,215 2.44% Blank Votes
  Candidate Libertarian 4,915 1.17% Feena M. Bonoan
FEC S2HI00171; 19 Oct 22; Tot $19,374; Dsb $17,546
  Candidate Green 4,142 0.99% Emma Jane Avila Pohlman
FEC S2HI00205
  Candidate Aloha 'Āina 2,208 0.53% Daniel Burt "Dan" Decker, IV
FEC S2HI00213
  Candidate Scattering 631 0.15% Over Votes
Total 419,363 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for regular election
Open
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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 261,025 62.24% Lieutenant Governor  Joshua B. "Josh" Green
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Sylvia Luke
  Candidate Republican 152,237 36.30% former Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona
for Lieutenant Governor: Seaula Tupa'i, Jr.
  Candidate Scattering 5,522 1.32% Blank Votes
  Candidate Scattering 579 0.14% Over Votes
Total 419,363 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Joshua B. "Josh" Green
First elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - 13 August 2022: Received his party's nomination for Governor in 2022

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2022, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (1 Renominated, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Edward E. "Ed" Case
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
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.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 2 write-ins) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic 143,546 70.93% Member of Congress  Edward E. "Ed" Case
FEC H2HI02128; 28 Nov 22; Tot $1,055,719; Dsb $663,257
  Candidate Republican 51,217 25.31% Conrad Kress
FEC H2HI02557; 19 Oct 22; Tot $78,313; Dsb $64,141
  Candidate Scattering 7,466 3.69% Blank Votes
  Candidate Scattering 149 0.07% Over Votes
Total 202,378 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Member of Congress Kaiali'i "Kai" Kahele
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - 28 April 2022: Candidate for Governor in 2022.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3, 2 write-ins) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic 128,407 59.18% former state Senator  Jill Naomi Tokuda
27 April 2022: Switched from Lieutenant Governor to U.S. House CD 2

FEC H2HI02581; 19 Oct 22; Tot $972,676; Dsb $749,802
  Candidate Republican 72,874 33.58% Joseph "Joe" Akana
FEC H0HI02213; 19 Oct 22; Tot $71,337; Dsb $66,709
  Candidate Scattering 10,235 4.72% Blank Votes
  Candidate Libertarian 5,130 2.36% Michelle Rose Tippens
FEC H8HI01283
  Candidate Scattering 339 0.16% Over Votes
Total 216,985 100.00%  
 

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   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: 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.
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Aloha 'Āina: 1 candidate
  Hawai'i Independent Party
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.

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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Third Party
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  Hawaii Reporter - Honolulu
  Hawaii Tribune Herald - Hilo
  Honolulu Civil Beat
  Honolulu Magazine
  Ka Leo O Hawai'i - University of Hawai'i at Manoa
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  Maui News
  MauiTime Weekly
  Politics1.com - Hawaii
  Star Advertiser - Honolulu
  West Hawaii Today - Kailua-Kona

 


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