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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
Mon
Candidate filing
Feb 1 @ 7:45 am – Jun 7 @ 4:30 pm

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

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
8
Wed
Deadline to withdraw candidacy
Jun 8 @ 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
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)

Jun
29
Wed
Deadline to mail ballots to overseas voters
Jun 29 all-day

The Clerk’s Offices mail Primary Election ballots to overseas voters (42 USC§1973ff-1 & HRS §15D-9)

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
1
Mon
Early walk-in locations open
Aug 1 all-day

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

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
6
Sat
Deadline to request a mail ballot
Aug 6 @ 4:30 pm

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

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
13
Sat
Primary Election
Aug 13 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

HRS §12-2

Aug
15
Mon
Candidate filing for special election
Aug 15 @ 7:45 am – Aug 25 @ 4:30 pm

Pick up nomination paper from the Office of Elections or Clerk’s Office

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)

Aug
25
Thu
Candidate filing deadline for special election
Aug 25 @ 4:30 pm

Last day to file nomination paper for the Primary Election with the Office of Elections or Clerk’s Office

Deadline to submit ballot questions
Aug 25 @ 4:30 pm

Senate and House Clerk’s Office submit Constitutional Amendment questions; and Clerk’s Office submit County Charter Amendment questions and County Initiative questions to the Office of Elections (HRS §11-119)

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)

Sep
23
Fri
Deadline to mail ballots to overseas voters
Sep 23 all-day

The Clerk’s Offices mail General Election ballots to overseas voters (42 USC§1973ff-1 and HRS §15D-9)

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
25
Tue
Early walk-in locations open
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

Late voter registration begins
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
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)

Late voter registration ends
Nov 5 all-day
Nov
8
Tue
General Election
Nov 8 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Hawaii State Constitution, Article II, Section 8

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)

Dec
19
Mon
Electoral College
Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm

HRS §14-26

Mar
8
Wed
Determine party disqualifications
Mar 8 all-day