Use this guide to track the 2014 Hawaii elections. Bookmark it and come back. We’ll be updating through the Nov. 4 general election.

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Here are some resources to help you through the 2014elections:

  • General Election Ballot: Who’s running for federal, state and local office as well as the board of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs in the Nov. 4 general election? Our unofficial ballot includes links to candidates’ topic pages and questionnaires on important issues in their districts.

  • Voter registration and turnout: This page has one-stop shopping for important links to state voter and candidate information. Where to register, where to vote and much more information on Hawaii’s voting practices. How to get involved through your local political parties or other groups.

  • Ad Watch: A viewer’s guide to campaign videos and political ads. Civil Beat analyzes campaign commercials with an eye toward substance, tone, message and accuracy.

  • The Public File: Who’s Buying Political Ads in Hawaii: Want to know how campaigns and outside groups are using TV ads to influence Hawaii elections? Each week, Civil Beat plans to visit local broadcast stations to pick up copies of the public files showing who’s bought air time, when the ads will air and how much they paid. We’ll share our findings with you.

  • The Civil Beat Poll: We are conducting our own independent polls on a variety of topics and issues as this election season moves along. Check here to read about races, topics and what Hawaii think about how campaign money influences our representatives and the political process.

Money is flowing to candidates and political committees for the 2014 elections.

We’re following the money in a number of different ways including unveiling the big-money groups and individual donors fueling this year’s races. We’ll also be tracking contributions and expenditures for many candidates and committees. Watch for stories and analysis, including our Cashing In series that analyzes state campaign finance reports.

Both the state and the federal government impose contribution limits when giving directly to candidates.

Campaign Finance Resources

You can follow the money yourself on a number of online campaign and political sites:

Federal candidates and committees

State candidates and committees

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