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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
25
Thu
Deadline to form a new political party
Feb 25 @ 4:30 pm

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

Mar
16
Wed
Deadline to file party rules
Mar 16 @ 4:30 pm

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

Mar
24
Thu
Deadline to file party objections
Mar 24 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
8
Fri
Deadline to submit precinct officials
Apr 8 @ 4:30 pm

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

May
14
Sat
Deadline to file party officers
May 14 @ 4:30 pm

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

Jun
7
Tue
Candidate filing deadline
Jun 7 @ 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
14
Tue
Deadline to file objections to a nomination paper
Jun 14 @ 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
24
Fri
Deadline to withdraw candidacy for ill health
Jun 24 @ 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)

Jul
14
Thu
Voter registration deadline
Jul 14 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 an early walk-in voting location (HRS §15-7)

Applications must be postmarked to your Clerk’s Office by July 14, 2016.

Aug
3
Wed
Deadline to submit poll watchers
Aug 3 @ 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
10
Wed
Deadline to file presidential petitions
Aug 10 @ 4:30 pm

Last day to file presidential petitions with the Office of Elections (HRS §11-113(c)(2))

Aug
11
Thu
Early walk-in voting ends
Aug 11 all-day

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

Aug
22
Mon
Deadline to file election objections
Aug 22 all-day

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

Sep
9
Fri
Deadline to certify presidential candidates
Sep 9 @ 4:30 pm

Last day for qualified political parties to certify nominees for president and vice president to the Office of Elections (HRS §11-113(c)(1))

Deadline to submit presidential electors
Sep 9 @ 4:30 pm

Last day to submit names and addresses of nominees for presidential elector and alternates to the Office of Elections (HRS §14-21)

Sep
19
Mon
Deadline to withdraw candidacy for ill health
Sep 19 @ 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)

Oct
10
Mon
Voter registration deadline
Oct 10 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 an early walk-in voting location (HRS §15-7)

Applications must be postmarked to your Clerk’s Office by October 8, 2016. Note: the USPS will be closed on October 10, 2016 in observance of Columbus Day.

Oct
29
Sat
Deadline to submit poll watchers
Oct 29 @ 4:30 pm

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

Nov
1
Tue
Deadline to request a mail ballot
Nov 1 @ 4:30 pm

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

Nov
5
Sat
Early walk-in voting ends
Nov 5 all-day

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

Nov
28
Mon
Deadline to file election objections
Nov 28 all-day

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

Mar
8
Wed
Determine party disqualifications
Mar 8 all-day
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
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)