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Hawaii 2017 Ballot

Statewide and Local Sample Ballots In 2017

Sample ballots are specific to a given election district. They contain partisan and nonpartisan offices that may appear on a particular election's ballot. The Sample Ballot provides the order the contests and candidates will appear on the ballot. Most towns have only one sample ballot. However, there may be some municipalities with multiple ballots based on specific local races for an elected position.

Although sample ballots, in most states, are sent to voters in the mail, we would advise you contact your local election office for details on when you should expect to receive one in the mail.

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  • Ballot Questions
    November,8,2016
    Topic
    Ballot Title/Ballot Summary
    Civil & Constitutional Law

    Amendment 1: Threshold Value Requirement for Civil Trials Amendment

    Proposes an amendment to article I, section 13, of the Hawaii Constitution to increase the threshold value in controversy requirement for jury trials in civil cases at common law from $5,000 to $10,000

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes201,161 52.0 %
    No185,52448.0 %
    Constitution Government Budget and Spending

    Amendment 2: Proposing an Amendment to Article VII, Section 6, of the Hawaii Constitution, Relating to the Disposition of Excess Revenues

    Proposes a constitutional amendment to add alternatives for the disposition of excess general fund revenues. Allows the appropriation of general funds for the pre-payment of general obligation bond debt service or pension or other post-employment benefit liabilities.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes219,00558.2 %
    No157,24841.8 %
    Offices Up For Elections
    Executive Branch
    President Of The United States -
    Legislative Branch
    State House - Democrats will maintain control of the Hawaii House of Representatives in November 2016, based on the 51 seats up for election.
    State Senate - Democrats will maintain control of the Hawaii State Senate in November 2016, based on the 14 seats up for election.
    US House - Voters will elect 2 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 2 congressional districts.
    US Senate - Voters in Hawaii will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 8, 2016.
    Local Government
    School board -
    Municipal - In 2016, there are 25 mayorships up for election.
    Candidates
    Hawaii Laws for voting for a write in candidate
    Can I write-in a Presidential Candidate? No
    Should The Candidate File Paperwork in advance? No

    Hawaii is one of the nine states where write-in voting for presidential candidates is not permitted

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    Hawaii Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(51)
    (45)(6)
    State Senators(25)
    (25)(0)
    US Representatives(2)
    (2)
    US Senators(2)
    (2)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    When's The Next Election?

    UPCOMING DATES
    November 7, 2017
    Hawaii : Municipal General Election
    August 11, 2018
    Hawaii : PRIMARY ELECTION
    November 6, 2018
    Hawaii : GENERAL ELECTION (State Constitution, Article II, Section 8)@ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
    November 3, 2020
    Hawaii : General Election