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Elections 2022

Hawaii Commission Fines Kai Kahele’s Campaign For Illegal Solicitations Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Commission Fines Kai Kahele’s Campaign For Illegal Solicitations

The Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission is also proposing a sweeping package of campaign finance reforms for the upcoming legislative session in 2023.

Hawaii Gov. Ige Wants To Build New Aloha Stadium ‘As Quickly As Possible’ Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat/2017

Hawaii Gov. Ige Wants To Build New Aloha Stadium ‘As Quickly As Possible’

The top candidates for governor say they are likely to follow through with Ige’s new plans.

Maui Voters To Decide If County Should Operate As A Bilingual Government Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Maui Voters To Decide If County Should Operate As A Bilingual Government

While some support the charter amendment’s sharper focus on Hawaiian cultural preservation, others say it’s too vague and not worth the taxpayer investment.

Honolulu Elections: The Race Is On To Represent Downtown Kokua Council/2022

Honolulu Elections: The Race Is On To Represent Downtown

District 6 covers the area from downtown to Iwilei and spans mauka to Nuuanu.

It’s Tough To Win An Election As An Independent Candidate In Hawaii Kalany Omengkar/Civil Beat

It’s Tough To Win An Election As An Independent Candidate In Hawaii

This year, two nonpartisan candidates in partisan races have advanced to the general election. They’re approaching it with different expectations.

A Super PAC Backed By The Carpenters Union Is Pouring Cash Into This Maui Council Race Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

A Super PAC Backed By The Carpenters Union Is Pouring Cash Into This Maui Council Race

Be Change Now is pushing three candidates who are trying to win seats on the Maui County Council.

Chad Blair: Has Trump’s Big Lie Gained Traction In Hawaii? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Chad Blair: Has Trump’s Big Lie Gained Traction In Hawaii?

A new national group says that GOP candidates in a number of local races are linked to so-called “election integrity” conspiracies.

Weyer, Rothman Debate In Race To Represent North Shore On Oahu Kokua Council/2022

Weyer, Rothman Debate In Race To Represent North Shore On Oahu

It’s a tight competition to replace council member Heidi Tsuneyoshi, who unsuccessfully ran for the Republican gubernatorial nomination.

GOP Geography: In Hawaii, Support For Republicans Has Grown In Ewa And Kona Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

GOP Geography: In Hawaii, Support For Republicans Has Grown In Ewa And Kona

The Aug. 13 primary saw Republican turnout rise significantly, especially in rural areas.

2022 Elections: There’s A Bumper Crop Of Republicans This Year Anthony Quintano/ Civil Beat/2016

2022 Elections: There’s A Bumper Crop Of Republicans This Year

The Hawaii GOP has fielded more than 70 candidates for office this year, more than double the last election.