Qualifications for Offices up for Election in 2022

OfficeDistrictsTermQualifications
Federal Offices
U.S. SenateState of Hawaii6 years
Jan. 2023 to Jan. 2029
• U.S. citizen for 9 years
• Inhabitant of Hawaii when elected
• At least 30 years of age
U.S. RepresentativeI and II2 years
Jan. 2023 to Jan. 2025
• U.S. citizen for 7 years
• Inhabitant of Hawaii when elected
• At least 25 years of age
State Offices
GovernorState of Hawaii4 years
Dec. 2022 to Dec. 2026
• Resident of Hawaii for not less than 5 years immediately preceding the election
• Registered voter of Hawaii
• At least 30 years of age
Lieutenant GovernorState of Hawaii4 years
Dec. 2022 to Dec. 2026
• Resident of Hawaii for not less than 5 years immediately preceding the election
• Registered voter of Hawaii
• At least 30 years of age
State Senate1 – 25*2 years or 4 years**
Nov. 2022 to Nov. 2024 or 2026
• Resident of Hawaii for not less than 3 years prior to election
• Qualified voter of the appropriate State Senatorial District prior to filing
State Representative1 – 512 years
Nov. 2022 to Nov. 2024
• Resident of Hawaii for not less than 3 years prior to election
• Qualified voter of the appropriate State Representative District prior to filing
Office of Hawaiian Affairs TrusteeMaui Resident Trustee, Oahu Resident Trustee, At-Large Trustee (3 seats)4 years
Nov. 2022 to Nov. 2026
• Resident of respective island for seats requiring residence
• Registered voter of Hawaii
County of Hawaii Offices
Councilmember1 – 92 years
Dec. 2022 to Dec. 2024
• Resident and registered voter of the Council District at least 90 days prior to primary election
• Qualified voter of Hawaii County for a least 1 year prior to election
County of Maui Offices
MayorCounty of Maui4 years
Jan. 2023 to Jan. 2027
• Resident of Maui County for a period of at least 1 year prior to filing
• Qualified voter of Maui County
CouncilmemberEast Maui,
West Maui, Wailuku-Waihee-
Waikapu,
Kahului,
South Maui,
Makawao-
Haiku-Paia,
Upcountry,
Lanai,
Molokai
2 years
Jan. 2023 to Jan. 2025
• Resident in the area of the county from which the person seeks to be elected for a period of 1 year before filing
• Qualified voter of Maui County
County of Kauai Offices
MayorCounty of Kauai4 years
Dec. 2022 to Dec. 2026
• Resident of Kauai County for at least 3 years prior to election
• Qualified voter of Kauai County
• 30 years of age
CouncilmemberCounty of Kauai, 7 seats2 years
Dec. 2020 to Dec. 2022
• Qualified voter of Kauai County at least 2 years prior to election
City and County of Honolulu Offices
CouncilmemberII, IV, VI, VIII4 years
Jan. 2023 to Jan. 2027
• Resident and registered voter of the appropriate Council District

*All 25 State Senate seats are up for election in 2022 due to redistricting by the 2021 Reapportionment Commission.

**Since State Senate elections are staggered, the 2021 Reapportionment Commission will assign a 2-year term for 12 seats and a 4-year term for the other 13 seats for the 2022 Elections. The 12 seats up for election in 2024 will resume the normal 4-year term going forward. (Hawaii State Constitution, Article IV, Sections 7 and 8).