State Background Info:
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Hawaii Election Administration
Chief Election Official(s): Chief Election Officer (View Website)
Election/Appointment Process:
The Chief Election Officer is appointed by an Election Commission
comprised of eight (8) members and a chairperson. The commission can also
remove the Chief Election Officer for good cause. The commission is
appointed as follows:
-2 members appointed by the Speaker of the House;
-2 members appointed by the House Minority Leader;
-2 members appointed by the Senate President;
-2 members appointed by the Senate Minority Leader; and
-the Chairperson is selected by 2/3 vote of the eight members.
  • Prescribes voter registration forms
  • Determines ballot eligibility of parties
  • Approves new voting systems/ devices
  • Advertises statewide ballot questions
  • Prepares election calendar
  • Canvasses election returns
  • Handles state recounts
Current Official(s): Dwayne Yoshina
Public Office Experience: N/A
Reelection/Reappointment Date: February 2007
Contact Information:
Office of Elections, State of Hawaii
802 Lehua Avenue, Pearl City, Hawaii 96782
(808) 453-VOTE (8683)
Neighbor Isle Toll-free: (800) 442-VOTE (8683)
[email protected]

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