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Governor:1(Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2000 Census:1,216,642 (0.43% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electors:4(0.74% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
2010 Census:1,366,862 (0.44% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electors:4(0.74% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)

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Official Name/Status   All States
 The STATE of Hawaii
 Status: STATE of the Union
 Organized as a Territory: 30 April 1900. 31 Stat. 141: the Hawaiian Islands- an independent Kingdom until 1893 and an ostensibly independent Republic under American protection from 1893 till 1898- had been formally annexed by the United States of America, 7 July 1898
 Admitted to the Union as a State: 21 August 1959 upon Proclamation by President Dwight Eisenhower (73 Stat. c74) that the conditions set forth in the Enabling Act had been satisfactorily met
  The 50th state.

Traditional Sections and Regions   All States
 Section: WEST
 Region: Pacific
 Survey: Metes & Bounds

Constitutions   All States     Links to State Constitutions
 Enabling Act (of the Congress of the United States): 18 March 1959 [73 Stat. 4: recognizing a State government already formed and setting certain conditions for the Admission of Hawaii into the Union, all of which were approved by the voters of the Territory on 27 June 1959]
1st (1959-) [Adopted: 22 July 1950, Ratified: 7 November 1950 The approval of Statehood by the voters of Hawaii- by vote of 82,788 to 27,109- in the election held this date was considered tantamount to ratification of its Constitution; the Constitution was effective upon Admission, 21 August 1959]

Executive Branch   All States
Chief Executive
Successor to a Vacancy
  Lieutenant Governor [Elected on same ticket with GOVERNOR; nominated separately from Governor]
Major Executive Officers Elected Statewide   All States   2021 Office holders
  Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
  Lieutenant Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected on same ticket with GOVERNOR; nominated separately from Governor

Legislative Branch   All States
Upper House
Lower House
  House of Representatives

Judicial Branch   All States
Court of Last Resort
  Supreme Court
Intermediate Appellate Court
  Intermediate Court of Appeals

Local Government
  County [Type: Strong, Executive: Mayor, Legislative: COUNCIL]
   district [Type: None, Executive and Legislative: no associated governmental structure]
Incorporated Municipalities  All States
    Hawaii Civil Divisions and Municipalities

Key Statewide / Federal Officials  All States
  Hawaii Officials

Statutory Election Information   All States
General Election   All States
  1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November in even-numbered years.
(HI Constitution Article II, Section 8)
Presidential Primary   All States
State Primary   All States
  (--2011) 2nd to last Saturday in September in even-numbered years.
(HI Revised Statutes 12-2)
  (2012--) ... on the second Saturday of August in every even numbered year.
(HI Revised Statutes 12-2)
The person ... receiving the greatest number of votes at the primary ... as a candidate of a party ... shall be the candidate of the party at the following general or special general election (HI Revised Statutes 12-41(a)).
Any nonpartisan candidate receiving at least ten per cent of the total votes cast for the office ... at the primary or special primary, or a vote equal to the lowest vote received by the partisan candidate who was nominated in the primary or special primary, shall also be a candidate at the following election (HI Revised Statutes 12-41(a)).
Polling times   All States
  (--2019) Polls open: 7 AM local time
Polls close: 6 PM local time
(HI Revised Statutes 11-131)
  (2019--) Beginning with the 2020 primary election, all elections shall be conducted by mail [Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 2 Chapter 11-A]. Voter service center hours ... On an election day, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. of that day. [§11-131]

Links  Links to other web sites
Constitution    All States
  The Constitution of the State of Hawaii
Election Authority
  Hawaii Office of Elections
Legislature    All States
  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
  Pacific Business News - Honolulu - Hawaii
  Star Advertiser - Honolulu
  West Hawaii Today - Kailua-Kona

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