Reapportionment Commission

Reapportionment ensures each political district has been created equally using census data. Reapportionment is conducted every ten (10) years following the census. The next reapportionment will be conducted in 2021. The Commission will review the distribution of the population and re-draw the political districts to ensure that citizens are equally represented.

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Reapportionment Commission

The Reapportionment Commission is composed of the following:

  • Two (2) members are selected by the Senate President
  • Two (2) members are selected by the House Speaker
  • Two (2) members are selected by a member of the Senate who is chosen by his/her peers who belong to a different political party from the Senate President
  • Two (2) members are selected by a member of the House who is chosen by his/her peers who belong to a different political party from the House Speaker
  • One (1) member is selected by three-fourths vote (6 votes) of the Reapportionment Commission to serve as Chairperson
NameAppointing Authority
Chair Mark M. Mugiishi, M.D.
Charlotte NekotaPresident of the Senate
Randall NishimuraPresident of the Senate
Grant Y. M. ChunSpeaker of the House
Diane T. OnoSpeaker of the House
Robin KennedySenate Minority Leader
Kevin RathbunSenate Minority Leader
Cal ChipchaseHouse Minority Leader
Dylan NonakaHouse Minority Leader

An Advisory Council from each basic island unit is established to serve in an advisory capacity to the commission for matters affecting its island unit. Each of the four (4) officials designated as selecting authorities for the commission, will also select one person for each basic island unit. Each council will elect its own chairperson and may elect other officers.

The basic island units are:

  • Island of Hawaii
  • Islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai, and Kahoolawe
  • Island of Oahu
  • Islands of Kauai and Niihau
NamesIsland RepresentationAppointing Authority
Steven PavaoHawaiiPresident of the Senate
Amy W. MiwaHawaiiSpeaker of the House
Marlene MurrayHawaiiSenate Minority Leader
Jame K. SchaedelHawaiiHouse Minority Leader
Anthony TakitaniMauiPresident of the Senate
Agnes Macadangdang HayashiMauiSpeaker of the House
Robert StephensonMauiSenate Minority Leader
George FontaineMauiHouse Minority Leader
Christopher NiiKauaiPresident of the Senate
Hermina MoritaKauaiSpeaker of the House
Laurie YoshidaKauaiSenate Minority Leader
Maryanne KusakaKauaiHouse Minority Leader
Alan TakemotoOahuPresident of the Senate
Jennifer WilburOahuSpeaker of the House
Mike RompelOahuSenate Minority Leader
Lynn FinneganOahuHouse Minority Leader
The Commission conducts public hearings and consults with the Advisory Council of each basic island unit during the preparation of the reapportionment plan. Within one hundred (100) days from the date all members of the commission are certified, the proposed reapportionment plan must be completed, and public notice will be given statewide. After publication of the reapportionment plan, the Commission must hold at least one (1) public hearing on the proposed plan in each basic island unit. After the public hearings, the Commission may revise the proposed plan, if necessary.

Due to COVID-19, on February 12, 2021, the U.S. Census Bureau announced a delay in the delivery of the 2020 redistricting data that would be necessary for the Commission to meet these deadlines. As a result, on July 7, 2021, the Hawaii State Supreme Court granted the State of Hawaii’s petition to extend these deadlines. The Commission is required to: “(1) issue a public notice of the Commission’s proposed legislative and congressional reapportionment plans no later than January 8, 2022; and (2) file its final legislative and congressional reapportionment plans with the Chief Election Officer no later than February 27, 2022.” View the Hawaii State Supreme Court’s Order here

Past Reapportionment Plans

JurisdictionDescriptionDocuments
State of Hawaii2011 Legislative Reapportionment Plan2011 Legislative Reapportionment Plan
State of Hawaii2011 Legislative Reapportionment Plan2011 Congressional Reapportionment Plan
State of Hawaii2011 Final Report and Reapportionment Plans*Part 1 Executive Summary and Report
State of Hawaii2011 Final Report and Reapportionment Plans*Part 2 Appendices A-G
Appendix D: Selected Presentations
State of Hawaii2012 Supplement - Legislative Reapportionment Plan and Senate Staggered Terms (3-30-2012)Part 1 Executive Summary and Report
State of Hawaii2012 Supplement - Legislative Reapportionment Plan and Senate Staggered Terms (3-30-2012)Part 2 Appendices A-H
*On January 4, 2012, the Hawaii Supreme Court invalidated the 2011 Legislative Reapportionment Plan. The Congressional Reapportionment Plan was not invalidated. On March 8, 2012, the Commission adopted a new Legislative Reapportionment Plan, see Supplement published March 30, 2012.
CountyDescriptionSenateHouse
County of HawaiiLegislative Plan SummarySenateHouse
County of MauiLegislative Plan SummarySenateHouse
County of KauaiLegislative Plan SummarySenateHouse
City & County of HonoluluLegislative Plan SummarySenateHouse
Maps depicting congressional, senatorial, and representative districts boundaries based on the most recent reapportionment. Click on the Map Name to open the map.
COUNTYMAP NAMEDESCRIPTION
County of HawaiiCounty of Hawaii Island of Hawaii
County of HawaiiHawaii #1 Hilo
County of HawaiiHawaii #2 Puna
County of HawaiiHawaii #3 Kailua-Kona
County of HawaiiHawaii #4 Waimea
County of MauiCounties of Maui & Kalawao Islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai & Kahoolawe
County of MauiMaui #1 Wailuku & Kahului
County of MauiMaui #2 Paia, Haiku, Makawao & Pukulani
County of MauiMaui #3 Kihei & Kula
County of MauiMaui #4 Wailea, Makena & Ulupalakua
County of KauaiCounty of Kauai Islands of Kauai & Niihau
County of KauaiKauai #1 Lihue, Poipu & Kalaheo
County of KauaiKauai #2 Kapaa, Wailua & Hanamaulu
City & County of HonoluluCity & County of Honolulu Island of Oahu
City & County of HonoluluOahu #1 Kailua & Kaneohe
City & County of HonoluluOahu #2 Waimanalo, Hawaii Kai & Aina Haina
City & County of HonoluluOahu #3 Downtown Honolulu
City & County of HonoluluOahu #4 Salt Lake, Pearl City & Iroquois Point
City & County of HonoluluOahu #5 Waipahu, Ewa Beach & Kapolei
City & County of HonoluluOahu #6 Waiawa, Mililani & Waipio
City & County of HonoluluOahu #7 Waianae, Makaha & Nanakuli
City & County of HonoluluOahu #8 Haleiwa, Waialua
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Contact
Reapportionment Commission
c/o Office of Elections
802 Lehua Avenue
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782

Phone: (808) 453-8683
Email: [email protected]


Last Updated on July 26, 2021