Candidate Filing Deadline Approaches on June 2
The deadline for candidates to file their nomination paper to appear on the 2020 Election ballot is Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
Individuals interested in becoming a candidate may obtain and file nomination papers at various locations statewide.
Due to COVID-19, candidate filing locations may be affected and candidates should contact the location for the hours of operation.
Federal and State Offices
- Office of Elections – (808) 453-VOTE (8683)
- Toll Free: 1-800-442-VOTE (8683)
Federal, State, and County Offices
- Hawaiʻi Elections Division – (808) 961-8277
- Kona Elections Division – (808) 323-4400
- Maui Elections Division – (808) 270-7749
- Kauaʻi Elections Division – (808) 241-4800
City and County of Honolulu Offices
- Honolulu Elections Division – (808) 768-3800
The Office of Elections would like to remind candidates to collect more than the minimum number of signatures required and do not wait until the last minute to file. To help expedite the filing process, federal and state candidates may fax their nomination paper to the Office of Elections at (808) 453-6006 for signature verification prior to filing.
After the candidate filing deadline, ballots will be printed for the 2020 Primary Election. On the Primary Election ballot, voters nominate candidates to represent their political preference in the General Election. Voters must select one political preference and vote for candidates of their selected political preference only. Votes for a candidate of another political preference will not count. Additionally, voters are also eligible to vote for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and their county contests.
Starting with the 2020 Elections, all voters will automatically receive their ballot in the mail and no traditional polling places will be established. Voters should keep their voter registration address updated and be on the lookout for their mail ballot packet to be delivered July 21 for the Primary Election. Election officials continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19, and there are currently no changes to the 2020 Election schedule.
For more information about voting by mail and to check your voter registration, visit elections.hawaii.gov or call 453-VOTE (8683) or Toll Free 1-800-442-VOTE (8683).