Terms of Office

Federal

OfficeTermStart of Term
U.S. President4 years*Noon on 20th day of January
following election
U.S. Vice President4 yearsNoon on 20th day of January
following election
U.S. Senate6 yearsNoon on 3rd day of January
following election
U.S. House of
Representatives
2 yearsNoon on 3rd day of January
following election

State

OfficeTermStart of Term
Governor4 years+Noon on first Monday in
December following election
Lieutenant Governor 4 years+Noon on first Monday in
December following election
State Senate4 yearsUpon election (from the date
of the general election)
State House of
Representatives
2 yearsUpon election (from the date
of the general election)
Office of Hawaiian
Affairs Trustee
4 yearsUpon election (from the date
of the general election)

County of Hawaii

OfficeTermStart of Term
Mayor4 years+12 noon on first Monday of
December following election
Prosecuting
Attorney
4 years12 noon on first Monday of
December following election
Councilmember2 years++12 noon on first Monday of
December following election

County of Maui

OfficeTermStart of Term
Mayor4 years+12 noon on second day of
January following election
Councilmember2 years# 12 noon on second day of
January following election

County of Kauai

OfficeTermStart of Term
Mayor4 years+12 noon on first working day
of December following
election
Prosecuting
Attorney
4 years12 noon on first working day
of December following
election
Councilmember2 years++ 12 noon on first working day
of December following
election

City and County of Honolulu

OfficeTermStart of Term
Mayor4 years+12 noon on second day of
January following election
Prosecuting
Attorney
4 years12 noon on second day of
January following election
Councilmember4 years+ 12 noon on second day of
January following election

* Denotes that the official elected to that office is limited to a maximum of two (2) terms.

+ Denotes that the official elected to that office is limited to a maximum of two (2) consecutive full terms.

++ Denotes that the official elected to that office is limited to a maximum of four (4) consecutive two-year terms.

# Denotes that the official elected to that office is limited to a maximum of five (5) consecutive full terms.


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