Candidate Filing Opens for the 2020 Elections

Posted on Jan 28, 2020 in News Releases

PEARL CITY, January 28, 2020 Candidates seeking elective office can obtain nomination papers beginning Monday, February 3, 2020. All candidates must complete and file a nomination paper to appear on the ballot for the 2020 Elections. The requirements to file include obtaining signatures from a minimum number of voters in the district of the office sought. The deadline to file nomination papers is June 2, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

The Application for a Nomination Paper and information about candidate filing, such as the qualifications and requirements of the offices up for election, are available online at Those interested in becoming a candidate may obtain and file their nomination paper at various locations statewide.

Candidate Filing Locations

Federal and State Offices:

Office of Elections
802 Lehua Avenue
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782
Phone: (808) 453-VOTE (8683)
Monday – Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Beginning in May 5, 2020, the Office of Elections will open a satellite office at the Leiopapa A Kamehameha Building.

Federal, State, and County Offices:

County of Hawaii
Office of the County Clerk
25 Aupuni Street, Room 1502
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Phone: (808) 961-8277
Monday – Friday: 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM

County of Hawaii – Kona Elections Division
West Hawaii Civic Center
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Building B, 2nd Floor
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
Phone: (808) 323-4400
Monday – Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., By Appointment Only

County of Maui
Office of the County Clerk
200 South High Street, Room 708
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
Phone: (808) 270-7749
Monday – Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

County of Kauai
Office of the County Clerk
4386 Rice Street, Room 101
Lihue, Hawaii 96766
Phone: (808) 241-4800
Monday – Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

City & County of Honolulu Offices:

Office of the City Clerk
530 South King Street, Room 100
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 768-3800
Monday – Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Election officials also want to remind voters that Hawaii Votes by Mail in 2020. All properly registered voters will receive their ballot in the mail approximately 18 days prior to the election.

To learn more about elections and voting in Hawaii, visit or call (808) 453–VOTE (8683). Follow the Office of Elections @elections808 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for news and announcements.


Nedielyn Bueno
Phone: (808) 453-VOTE (8683)
[email protected]