Political Parties

Democratic Party of Hawaii (D)

Keali‘i Lopez, Chairperson
627 South St., #105
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 596-2980

Green Party of Hawaii (G)

Budd Dickinson, Co-Chairperson
Sylvia Litchfield, Co-Chairperson
P.O. Box 4052
Kailua-Kona, HI 96745
Phone: (650) 773-0438
Email: [email protected]

Libertarian Party of Hawaii (L)

Tracy Ryan, Chairperson
1658 Liholiho St., #205
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 537-3078
Email: [email protected]

Hawaii Republican Party (R)

Shirlene Ostrov, Chairperson
725 Kapiolani Blvd., C105
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 593-8180
Email: [email protected]

The deadline to qualify a political party for the 2020 Elections is Thursday, February 20, 2020, 4:30 pm. View How to Qualify a Political Party



The deadline to submit party rules for qualified political parties is:

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 4:30 pm

All amendments to party rules must be filed no later than 4:30 pm on the 30th day after their adoption. All rules and amendments must be certified by an authorized officer of the party and will be public record once filed with the Office of Elections.


The deadline to submit names of individuals to serve as Precinct Officials is:

Friday, April 3, 2020, 4:30 pm

Precinct Officials assist voters at the polling places on Election Day while maintaining the security and integrity of the election by ensuring each voter signs the poll book, controlling the issuance of ballots, and monitoring the ballot box.


The deadline to submit the names and addresses of the officers of the central committee and of the respective county committees for qualified political parties is:

Saturday, May 9, 2020, 4:30 pm


Each qualified political party is entitled to appoint one (1) poll watcher for each polling place and early walk-in location in which the candidates of that political party are on the ballot. The deadline to submit names of Poll Watchers is:

            Primary Election: Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 4:30 pm

            General Election: Saturday, October 24, 2020, 4:30 pm

Poll watchers must be registered voters in the State of Hawaii.


  • No parent, spouse, reciprocal beneficiary, child, or sibling of a candidate may serve as a poll watcher in any precinct in which votes may be cast for the candidate.
  • No candidate for any elective office may serve as a poll watcher in the same election in which the person is a candidate.
  • No candidate who failed to be nominated in the primary or special primary election may serve as a poll watcher in the following general election.

Duties and Responsibilities

Poll watchers observe the conduct of the election at the polling place or early walk-in location during hours of operation. They may not interfere with the activities of any voter or precinct official.

There may be only one poll watcher per party in a polling area at a time. A designated alternate poll watcher may relieve another poll watcher as long as there is no more than one watcher per party at a precinct.

At the polling place, the precinct chairperson will request ID to enter the polling place, and the poll watcher will be given identification stating the watcher’s name and political party.

The poll watcher may turn the pages of the poll book upon receiving permission from the precinct chairperson. The precinct chairperson shall grant permission at times when there are reasonable breaks in voting activity.

Poll watcher may not use the polling place telephone or their personal telephone within 200 feet of the polling place.

Any violations of election laws observed in the precinct should be reported to the precinct chairperson, or to the respective clerk of the early walk-in location. If the precinct chairperson fails to correct a violation, the poll watcher may appeal to the chief election office.

For additional information, please refer to Qualifying a Political Party. View printable Qualified Political Parties 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 [email protected]