Hawaiʻi voter guide: Here's what to know about the 2022 election
On the federal level, Hawaiʻi has one open seat in the U.S. House because incumbent Rep. Kai Kahele unsuccessfully ran for governor in the Democratic primary. The district covers the neighbor islands and much of non-urban Oʻahu.
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Rep. Ed Case are running for reelection. U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono's next election year is 2024.
The current mayors of Kauaʻi and Maui counties — Derek Kawakami and Mike Victorino, respectively — are running for reelection. Mayoral races for Oʻahu and the Big Island are scheduled for 2024.
Voters will also choose their representatives for the Hawaiʻi County Council, Maui County Council, Kauaʻi County Council, and Districts 2, 4, 6 and 8 of the Honolulu City Council.
At the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, elections are being held for some trustee seats.
Key dates to remember:
- Week of Oct. 17 - General election ballots start to arrive in mailboxes.
- Tuesday, Oct. 25 - Voter service centers open for same-day registration and in-person voting.
- Monday, Oct. 31 - Final day for first-time voters to submit a paper registration application for the general election. Voters can still register online or in person at a voter service center.
- Tuesday, Nov. 8 - Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Voter resources and important links:
- Register to vote or check if you are registered. You can also call 808-453-VOTE or toll-free 800-442-VOTE from the neighbor islands.
- Track your ballot with BallotTrax
- Find a voter service center or ballot drop box
- Kauaʻi County Elections Division
- City and County of Honolulu Elections Division
- Maui County Elections Division
- Hawaiʻi County Elections Division
Video courtesy of the Hawaiʻi Office of Elections
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