Candidate filing for 2016 elections begins

Got plans to run for office during this year’s elections?

Candidate filing for the 2016 elections runs from Monday, February 1 through Tuesday, June 7. The candidate filing process allows qualified individuals to have their name appear on the ballot.

Those interested in being a candidate may obtain and file a nomination paper at the various locations below statewide:

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.

Starting April 2016

Office of Elections – Satellite Office
Leiopapa A Kamehameha Building
235 South Beretania, Room 203
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 453-VOTE (8683)

April 5 – May 19 (Tuesday & Thursday Only) 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

May 23 – June 7 (Monday – Friday) 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

County of Hawaii – Kona Elections Division
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Building B, 2nd Floor
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
Phone: (808) 961-8277
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 Office:

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.

The deadline to file a nomination paper is 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7. To obtain an application for a nomination paper, and to view the Candidate’s Manual go to www.elections.hawaii.gov. The Candidate’s Manual contains information on how to become a candidate for federal, state, and county office, and the applicable filing fees and requirements.

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