Maui Election

Derek Turbin Elected Chair of Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi

The delegates elected Derek Turbin as the Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi’s 2024-2026 Chair, succeeding State Representative Adrian Tam who has served as Interim Party Chair since December 2023.

The Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi to hold 2024 State Convention

Over 400 delegates are expected to attend in person or virtually during the weekend proceedings. Interim Party Chair, Representative Adrian Tam, will oversee the meeting which is expected to include consideration and debate of topics ranging from the tragic fires on Maui, to housing affordability, access to health care, climate change, and many other issues. 

Candidates and officeholders may join Kupuna Aloha Luncheon on July 27

Candidates and officeholders are invited to purchase an informational table at the 52nd Kupuna Aloha Luncheon on Saturday, July 27, at the Grand Wailea.

Candidates file nomination papers, aim to help with Maui’s housing crisis

Two candidates for public office are testing political waters and saying they aim to help address Maui’s housing crisis, especially in the wake of the August wildfires.

Green Party Hawaiʻi regains ballot access in time for 2024 election

The Green Party Hawai’i announced that it will be on the ballot for the 2024 election. Green Party of Hawaiʻi’s first candidate to benefit from ballot access is Jackie Keefe, of Maui, who is running for State Senate seat in District 6.

Hawaiʻi Democrats release verified vote count of party presidential primary and pledged delegate allocation

On March 16 and March 23, 2024, the Party-run Presidential Primary (PPP) Committee of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i met at the Party HQ, located in Honolulu, to recount the votes cast at the caucus style 2024 PPP held at 57 locations statewide on Wednesday, March 6, 2024.

AARP Hawaiʻi survey results: Older Maui voters overwhelmingly support family caregivers

Older registered voters on Maui overwhelmingly support a tax credit for family caregivers, according to a new AARP Hawaiʻi survey of registered voters 40 and older. That support is widespread and cuts across the political spectrum. Most respondents said the state does not provide enough support to family caregivers, according to the survey results.

5 more candidates check out nomination papers for Maui County Council seats

Since early February, five new candidates have checked out nomination papers from the Hawaiʻi Office of Elections for Maui County Council seats.

Former President Trump dominates Hawaiʻi GOP Caucus vote on March 12

The Hawaii Republican Party released the results of its March 12 presidential caucus, showing that former President Donald Trump took the most votes by a very far margin.

Joe Biden wins the Hawaiʻi Democratic presidential caucus

President Joseph R. Biden Jr. won the Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi presidential caucus, held last night.. Voting for the Democratic Party-run Presidential Primary ran from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at various polling locations across the state.

The Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi prepares for Presidential Party-Run Primary

The Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi is set to host its 2024 Presidential Party-Run Primary tonight, March 6, 2024 at various locations across Hawaiʻi. Voting will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. HST. Residents wishing to cast their vote in the Party-Run Primary must be a registered voter and an enrolled member of […]

Kennedy recounts recent visit to Lahaina in aftermath of wildfire

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. today released a video documenting his visit to Lahaina, where he went to see firsthand the devastation from the wildfire that destroyed much of the historic town six months ago. Kennedy surveyed the site of last summer’s wildfire with two long-time residents—Eddy Garcia and Janet Spriter—who weighed in on the federal government’s response.

Candidates begin nominations process for 2024 elections

Candidates for public offices are beginning to check out and file nomination papers, according to the Hawaiʻi Office of Elections’ candidate filing report.

District 10 Rep. Tyson Miyake of Maui sets sights on impactful change

After his appointment to the 10th House District seat and the beginning of this year’s lawmaking session, Tyson Miyake is reading hundreds of bills, attending countless meetings and finding he’s not just another fresh face at the Hawaiʻi Legislature.

Maui candidate filing begins Feb. 1, 2024

Candidate nomination and filing services begin Feb. 1, 2024 on Maui, according to an announcement issued by the Elections Division of the Office of the County Clerk. The deadline to file nomination papers is June 4, 2024, at 4:30 p.m.

Hawaiʻi Democrats announce presidential primary candidates for March 6 ballot

President Joe Biden and four other candidates will be on the March 6 Democratic Party presidential primary election ballot, the Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi announced.

Clean elections legislation introduced by Hawaiʻi lawmakers

The legislation, titled “Related to public financing for candidates for elected office,” is aimed at helping to level the playing field for working class candidates and people of all backgrounds, to create a more fair elections system and help reduce the influence of private money in elections.

Kelly Takaya King announces intent to run for previously held Maui Council seat

Kelly Takaya King officially announced her intent to run for her previously held Maui County Council seat for the South Maui District.

Lahaina wildfire survivors, community leaders rallying on Opening Day of the legislature

Lahaina Strong, a grassroots organization dedicated to supporting the recovery and resilience of Lahaina, will rally at the Hawaiʻi Capitol at 11:30 a.m. following the official opening of the state legislature.

Rep. Poepoe of Molokaʻi will continue to serve as member of Act 279 Working Group

Representative Mahina Poepoe of Molokaʻi continues her service on the House’s Act 279 Working Group, to oversee the Department of Hawaiian Home Land’s execution of funds.
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