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View printable Election Calendar FACTSHEET.


Information is available in alternate formats. If you require special assistance call the Office of Elections at 808-453-VOTE (8683). Neighbor Islands may call toll free 1-800-442-VOTE (8683) or e-mail us at elections@hawaii.gov.

Feb
1
Thu
Candidate Filing
Feb 1 @ 7:45 am – Jun 5 @ 4:30 pm

Pick up nomination paper from the Office of Elections or Clerk’s Office (HRS §12-2.5)

Feb
22
Thu
Deadline to form a new political party
Feb 22 @ 4:30 pm

File petition to form political party, party rules, and officers with the Office of Elections (HRS §11-62)

Mar
14
Wed
Deadline to file party rules
Mar 14 @ 4:30 pm

File party rules with the Office of Elections (HRS §11-63)

Mar
22
Thu
Deadline to file party objections
Mar 22 all-day

File political party objections with the Office of Elections (HRS §11-62)

The deadline is not later than the twentieth business day after the petition is filed. As such, the deadline may be earlier depending on when the group filed its petition.

Apr
6
Fri
Deadline to submit precinct officials
Apr 6 @ 4:30 pm

Submit names of precinct officials to the Office of Elections (HRS §11-72)

May
12
Sat
Deadline to file party officers
May 12 @ 4:30 pm

File party officers with the Office of Elections (HRS §11-64)

Jun
5
Tue
Candidate filing deadline
Jun 5 @ 4:30 pm

Last day to file nomination paper for the Primary Election with the Office of Elections or Clerk’s Office (HRS §12-6)

Jun
6
Wed
Deadline to withdraw candidacy
Jun 6 @ 4:30 pm

Submit request to withdraw from the Primary Election for any reason to the Office of Elections or Clerk’s Office (HRS §11-117)

Jun
12
Tue
Deadline to file objections to a nomination paper
Jun 12 @ 4:30 pm

File written objections to nomination paper for the Primary Election with the Office of Elections or Clerk’s Office (HRS §12-8)

Jun
22
Fri
Deadline to withdraw candidacy for ill health
Jun 22 @ 4:30 pm

Submit request to withdraw from the Primary Election for reasons of ill health to the Office of Elections or Clerk’s Office (HRS §11-117)

Jun
27
Wed
Deadline to mail ballots to overseas voters
Jun 27 all-day

Mail Primary Election ballots to overseas voters (52 USC§20302 & HRS §15D-9)

Jul
12
Thu
Voter registration deadline
Jul 12 all-day

Last day to register to vote for the Primary Election with the Clerk’s Office (HRS §11-24). Voters are eligible for late registration for the Primary Election at either an early walk-in voting location or an election day polling place (HRS §§11-15.2 & 15-7)

Applications must be postmarked to your Clerk’s Office by July 12, 2018.

Jul
30
Mon
Early walk-in locations open
Jul 30 all-day

Open early walk-in voting locations and late registration for the Primary Election (HRS §15-7)

Aug
1
Wed
Deadline to submit poll watchers
Aug 1 @ 4:30 pm

Submit names of poll watchers for the Primary Election to the Office of Elections or Clerk’s Office ( HRS §11-77)

Aug
4
Sat
Deadline to request a mail ballot
Aug 4 @ 4:30 pm

Last day to request a mail ballot for the Primary Election from the Clerk’s Office (HRS §15-4)

Aug
9
Thu
Early walk-in voting ends
Aug 9 all-day

Close early walk-in voting locations and late registration for the Primary Election (HRS §15-7)

Aug
11
Sat
Primary Election
Aug 11 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

HRS §12-2

Aug
20
Mon
Deadline to file election objections
Aug 20 all-day

File complaint on contests for cause in the Primary Election with the Hawaii State Supreme Court (HRS §11-173.5)

Aug
23
Thu
Deadline to submit ballot questions
Aug 23 @ 4:30 pm

Submit Constitutional Amendment questions, County Charter Amendment questions, and County Initiative questions to the Office of Elections (HRS §11-119)

Sep
17
Mon
Deadline to withdraw candidacy for ill health
Sep 17 @ 4:30 pm

Submit request to withdraw from the General Election for reasons of ill health to the Office of Elections or Clerk’s Office (HRS §11-117)

Sep
21
Fri
Deadline to mail ballots to overseas voters
Sep 21 all-day

Mail General Election ballots to overseas voters (52 USC§20302 & HRS §15D-9)

Oct
9
Tue
Voter registration deadline
Oct 9 all-day

Last day to register to vote for the General Election with the Clerk’s Office (HRS §11-24). Voters are eligible for late registration for the General Election at either an early walk-in voting location or an election day polling place (HRS §§11-15.2 & 15-7)

Oct
23
Tue
Early walk-in locations open
Oct 23 all-day

Open early walk-in voting locations and late registration for the General Election (HRS §15-7)

Oct
27
Sat
Deadline to submit poll watchers
Oct 27 @ 1:56 am

Submit names of poll watchers for the General Election to the Office of Elections or Clerk’s Office (HRS §11-77)

Oct
30
Tue
Deadline to request a mail ballot
Oct 30 @ 1:57 am

Last day to request a mail ballot for the General Election from the Clerk’s Office (HRS §15-4)

Nov
3
Sat
Early walk-in voting ends
Nov 3 all-day

Close early walk-in voting locations and late registration for the General Election (HRS §15-7)

Nov
6
Tue
General Election
Nov 6 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Hawaii State Constitution, Article II, Section 8

Nov
26
Mon
Deadline to file election objections
Nov 26 all-day

File complaint on contests for cause in the General Election with the Hawaii State Supreme Court (HRS §11-174.5)

Mar
6
Wed
Determine party disqualifications
Mar 6 all-day