The Green Papers: Hawaii 2023 General Election
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2020 Census:1,460,137 (0.47% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:4(0.00% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)

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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 all candidates 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.


U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 118th 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

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, 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2028

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Joshua B. "Josh" Green
First elected: 2022.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. Elected on same ticket with GOVERNOR; nominated separately from Governor

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Sylvia Luke
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

118th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2024, 2026. No Term Limit. 118th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (2 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Member of Congress  Edward E. "Ed" Case
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 5 November 2024

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Member of Congress  Jill Naomi Tokuda
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

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, 1 candidate
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
  Aloha 'Āina
  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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