Campaign 2020

  Waters upsets incumbent Ozawa in a special election for Honolulu City Council

More than 30,000 ballots already cast in special election for city council

Registration deadline approaches for City Council special election

Lawmakers mull elections reform bills, including automatic recounts

Here’s the full text of President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address

City council receives list of nominations for interim appointee to open seat

Continued Coverage

  State Supreme Court invalidates razor-thin win in City Council race

  Kahele to run against Gabbard for seat in Congress

On Kauai, walk-in voting will (mostly) be a thing of the past in the 2020 election

Candidate who narrowly lost bid for state Senate loses bid to overturn election results

Court asks state about late ballots in tight City Council election

Maui County’s new leaders take oath of office in swearing-in ceremony

Officials: Nearly 7,000 people registered to vote on Election Day

Nearly 7,000 people signed up to vote on Election Day, according to election officials.

Hawaii congressman supports Nancy Pelosi for House speaker

Ed Case, who is returning to Congress next month, is supporting Rep. Nancy Pelosi's bid to be speaker of the U.S. House.

  East Honolulu City Council candidate to appeal razor thin loss

The City Council race wasn’t just close, it was closely watched.

  Native Hawaiians claim voter suppression at Leeward Oahu polling sites during general election

Elections official apologizes after same-day registration forms ran out at Waianae Intermediate.

Ed Case returns to Washington for Congress' freshman orientation

  After a two-year dry spell, Hawaii once again has a lone Republican in the state Senate

  The celebrations are over. Now the new mayor of Kauai is ready to get to work

  Proof that every vote counts: 22 votes won councilman re-election to east Honolulu seat

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

The question on the general election ballot: “Shall there be a convention to propose a revision of or amendments to the Constitution?”

Maui, Kauai pick familiar names for mayor

Maui and Kauai voters are headed to the polls Tuesday to select new mayors.

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

Case, a moderate Democrat, served in the U.S. House from 2002 to 2007.

Hawaii Republicans retain 5 seats in state House

The seat that represents portions of Mililani went to a Republican newcomer.

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

The races come amid mounting questions about how OHA is managed, spends its money and awards contracts.

PHOTOS: Hawaii votes in the general election

Voters in Hawaii headed to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots in the election.

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

‘You can’t grumble if you don’t go and vote.’

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

There were few lines at many polling stations in town as more than 180,000 residents voted early or absentee.

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

State Rep. Andria Tupola, the Republican candidate for governor, is defending a recently released video that pokes fun at her Democratic opponent, incumbent Gov. David Ige.

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

Marissa Kerns, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, says the main reason why she’s running is because she wants to change the way government is run.

  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

The race could shift the balance of power on the council.

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

Polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.

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

While other political races may get nasty, the two candidates running for OHA's Board of Trustees Oahu seat have a unique connection.

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

As a supporter of the #MeToo movement, Hirono has made frequent media appearances as a tough talking critic of President Trump.

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

The war of words comes just seven days before the general election.

  Coffee with a Candidate: Republican candidate for Congress Brian Evans

Brian Evans is a Republican running for Congress against Democratic incumbent Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

  ‘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.