Campaign 2018

A day after landslide re-election win, Ige says it’s time to get back to work

It’s now easier than ever to vote in Hawaii. That still didn’t boost turnout in the general election

Hawaii voters say ‘no’ to constitutional convention

Maui, Kauai pick familiar names for mayor

Case cruises to victory in race for Congress; Hirono, Gabbard easily win re-election bids

Hawaii Republicans retain 5 seats in state House

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  Longest-running OHA trustee, facing charges of ethics violations, fails in re-election bid

PHOTOS: Hawaii votes in the general election

Hawaii voters find short lines, few problems at general election polling sites

Trump isn’t on the ballot this year, but many in Hawaii cast their vote because of him

On Election Day, Tupola finds herself defending ‘disrespectful’ video poking fun at her opponent

’Nothing gets done’: In impassioned interview, Marissa Kerns explains why she’s running for lieutenant governor

  Advocates rally to push Native Hawaiian voters to the polls

Advocacy groups are using a variety of different tactics to push people to the polls.

Democrats' hopes high for taking House, but nothing certain

'Everything's at stake' and nothing certain on eve of first election of Trump's presidency

With just days left, election officials are ready to go ... but are voters?

Uber is providing a special offer to voters.

Ige, Hirono cast ballots as Hawaii’s early voting deadline nears

State elections officials say more than 160,000 residents have already cast early ballots in Hawaii, either by mail or in person.

  ‘Bad blood’ drives City Council rematch for east Honolulu seat

Not registered to vote but still want to cast a ballot? Not a problem

Akaka, Kiaaina share unique connection as they compete for OHA’s Oahu seat

Coffee with a Candidate: Democratic incumbent candidate for U.S. Senate Mazie Hirono

Republican candidate for lieutenant governor accuses running mate of ‘sabotaging’ campaign

Coffee with a Candidate: Republican candidate for Congress Brian Evans

  ‘There’s a lot of BS’: Hirono explains her (newfound) fiery dialogue

U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono lit up the internet with these words during the contentious Kavanaugh hearings.

Here’s how the gubernatorial candidates stand on some of the biggest issues facing Hawaii

Hawaii voters head to the polls Nov. 6.

As early voting begins, Tupola, Ige point out distinct differences in opinions

Successes and highlights of the Ige administration were often overshadowed by controversy -- the missile alert mistake, homelessness and the battle over TMT.

Volunteers wanted: Do your part on election day and become a precinct official

More than 300 volunteers are needed to work the polls on election day all across Oahu.

4 former governors weigh in on controversial constitutional amendment

A new TV spot will hit Hawaii’s airwaves Monday.

Coffee with a Candidate: Republican candidate for lieutenant governor Marissa Dipasupil Kerns

Marissa Dipasupil Kerns is running on the Republican ticket for lieutenant governor.

  Coffee with a Candidate: Republican candidate for Congress Cam Cavasso

The Republican candidate for Congress is set to face off against former U.S. Rep. Ed Case in November.

Coffee with a Candidate: Democratic incumbent Gov. David Ige

During his time in the Legislature, Ige chaired nine different committees.

Coffee with a Candidate: Republican candidate for governor Andria Tupola

Andria Tupola currently serves in the State House representing District 43.

Coffee with a Candidate: Democratic congressional candidate Ed Case

Case represented Hawai'i in the U. S. House of Representatives from 2002 to 2007.

Coffee with a Candidate: Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Dr. Josh Green

From 2004 to 2008, Green served in the Hawaii State House of Representatives.

Ballot counting system undergoes tests ahead of general election

The Office of Elections conducted an accuracy test of the vote counting system Saturday morning on Oahu.

Hawaii fines more than 80 candidates for finance violations

The Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission has fined more than 80 candidates running for elected office in the state for violating campaign finance laws.

Primary 2018: Documenting Decision Day

From hours of intense preparation to the rush of the first results print-out, here's a behind-the-scenes look at how Hawaii News Now covered Satuday's primary election.

Republican candidate for lieutenant governor says her running mate should apologize

Andria Tupola running mate says the Republican candidate for governor should apologize for her record in the state Legislature.

The numbers are out: How many registered Hawaii voters actually voted?

Thousands of voters across the state cast their ballots in the 2018 primary election. But how did voter turnout compare to previous election years?

Democrats, Republicans unite to strengthen parties into general election

After a long night of watching the election results come in, winning and losing candidates gathered with their parties Saturday morning to regroup and refocus at unity events statewide.

Ige to face Tupola in general election after victory over Hanabusa

Gov. David Ige was ahead after early primary election results as he sought to fight off a tough Democratic challenge from U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa and secure a second term.

FULL RESULTS: Recap of races in the primary election 2018

FULL RESULTS: Recap of races in the primary election 2018

In City Council races, some candidates win outright while others head to runoff

Four seats in the Honolulu City Council are up for grabs in Saturday's primary election.

Green wins Democratic primary bid for lieutenant governor

Some of Hawaii's most visible politicians are vying to become the state's next lieutenant governor.

Incumbent Riviere beats Hee for Senate seat representing North Shore, Windward areas

Dozens of candidates are running for seats in the state Legislature, with 10 districts contested and 17 unopposed.

  Top 2 vote-getters in Kauai, Maui mayoral races to advance to general election

Voters on Kauai and Maui headed to the polls on Saturday to choose their next mayor.

Case bests crowded field to win congressional seat vacated by Hanabusa

A half dozen seasoned politicians are vying for votes in the Democratic primary in hopes of claiming the seat vacated by U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.

Kauai voters brave rough terrain, time constraints to cast their ballots

Voters living in Kauai's flood-ravaged North Shore had to be flexible on Saturday to successfully cast their ballots for several key races in the primary election.

With the last ballot cast, primary election day comes to a close

Almost all polls have closed across the state and officials are knee-deep in the process of counting up the ballots on Saturday after a day of hiccups in the polling booths.

These candidates will be elected today with a single vote

There are 17 state legislative candidates running unopposed in the primary election, 16 in the state House and one in the state Senate.

Not registered to vote? Here’s how same-day registration works

For the first time Saturday, people will have the chance to register to vote on the same day as the election.

Lawmaker vying for state Senate caught stealing opponent’s campaign materials

State Rep. Matt LoPresti is apologizing after a video doorbell caught him stealing his opponent's campaign materials at a home.

Hundreds of polling place volunteers still needed for primary election

The state is putting out a plea: We need volunteers for primary election day.

Candidates get a little creative to get attention from voters

In the final days before Saturday's primary election, candidates are trying to get a little creative to get attention from voters.

Congressional candidate Kaniela Ing gains support from rising Democratic star

A New Yorker spearheading a growing political movement brought her star-power to Hawaii on Thursday. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, ...

State filings: Mysterious PAC spent more than $176K on Hanabusa

The state Campaign Spending Commission has ordered an unregistered political action committee to pay a fine for running political ads without disclosing its organizers or spending to the public.

Lt. Governor candidates raise concerns about Super PAC spending

Four days before the primary election, some candidates are pushing back against a slew of ads paid for by Super PACs.

Candidates debate energy, climate issues in last major public forum before primary election

Monday's candidate forum at UH Manoa was hosted by Blue Planet Foundation, Elemental Excelerator, and the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce.

State confirms votes for House candidate from American Samoan won’t be counted during primary

The Hawaii Office of Elections confirmed Monday that it would void any votes cast during Saturday's primary election for a Hawaii District 43 candidate from American Samoa because the candidate 'did not meet the constitutional requirements for the office at the time of the filing of her nomination paper.'

In debate, candidates for lieutenant governor point to their experience, priorities

In 2014, David Ige won a stunning victory over Neil Abercrombie.

Ige, Hanabusa square off in debate as race for governor heats up

Incumbent Gov. David Ige is facing a fierce challenge from Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa in the primary election.

  In heated debate, candidates for Congress seek to differentiate themselves — and one another

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa's surprise decision to run for governor created an irresistible vacancy in Hawaii's congressional delegation.

State Campaign Spending Commission investigates congressional candidate

The state Campaign Spending Commission is taking a close look at state lawmaker and Congressional Candidate Kaniela Ing's campaigns for his state House seat.

Congressional candidate facing questions over unreported campaign contributions

Just a week after answer questions about his academic record, state Rep. Kaniela Ing is facing new allegations that he did not report thousands of dollars in campaign contributions.