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Candidate Filing Period For 2022 Elections Opens Next Week

February 23, 2022, 7:30 AM HST
* Updated February 22, 8:44 PM
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People seeking office this year can make their intentions paperwork official beginning next week.

According to a press release from the state Office of Elections, the 2022 election cycle kicks off with the opening of candidate filing March 1. The filing period runs through June 7.

Individuals interested in becoming a candidate for elected office must complete and file a nomination paper to appear on the ballot. One of the requirements for prospective candidates to file for office is obtaining signatures from a minimum number of voters in the district they are seeking office.

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

To download an application for a nomination paper and more information about candidate filing, such as the qualifications and requirements of offices up for election in 2022, visit the state elections website.


The state’s 2022 Primary Election is Aug. 13 and the General Election is Nov. 8. Hawai‘i votes by mail, so voters should expect to receive their ballots 18 days before each election.


For official election and voter information, click here or call the number above.

Follow the Office of Elections (@elections808) on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for news and announcements.

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