The 2022 election cycle begins next week with the opening of candidate filing on March 1. It runs through June 7.


Candidates must complete and file a nomination paper to appear on the ballot.

And signatures from a minimum number of voters in the district in which one is seeking office is also required.

An Application for a Nomination Paper can be downloaded online.

Candidates can also pick up and file their nomination paper at various locations statewide. For a list of locations, hours and information about in-person filing, visit or call (808) 453-VOTE (8683).

Hawaii votes by mail, so voters should expect to receive ballots 18 days before each election.

The 2022 primary election is Aug. 13 and the general election is Nov. 8.

Not a subscription

Civil Beat is a small nonprofit newsroom, and we’re committed to a paywall-free website and subscription-free content because we believe in journalism as a public service. That’s why donations from readers like you are essential to our continued existence.

Make a gift to Civil Beat today and help keep our journalism free for all readers. And if you’re able, consider a sustaining monthly gift to support our work all year-round.



About the Author