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Candidate Filing Opens for the 2020 Elections

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Candidates seeking elective office can obtain nomination papers beginning Monday, Feb. 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. 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 Ave.

Pearl City, Hawaiʻi 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 Hawaiʻi

Office of the County Clerk

25 Aupuni St., Room 1502


Hilo, Hawaiʻi 96720

Phone: (808) 961-8277

Monday – Friday: 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM


County of Hawaiʻi – Kona Elections Division

West Hawaiʻi Civic Center

74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Building B, 2nd Floor

Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi 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 St., Room 708

Wailuku, Hawaiʻi 96793

Phone: (808) 270-7749

Monday – Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


County of Kauaʻi

Office of the County Clerk

4386 Rice St., Room 101

Lihue, Hawaiʻi 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 St., Room 100

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Phone: (808) 768-3800

Monday – Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Election officials are reminding voters that Hawaiʻi 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 Hawaiʻi, click here.

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