The Aloha State

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Aina I ka Pono (The life of the land is perptuated in righteousness)


An overwhelming majority of Hawaiians voted by mail in 2020; 551,0136 ballots were cast by mail, dwarfing the 24,748 ballots cast in person on election day. Overall 579,784 ballots were cast, putting 2020 statewide turnout at about 69.5%. The state swung overwhelmingly for Joe Biden, who won its 4 electoral votes with 63.7% of the popular vote. Hawaii has consistently voted for Democrat presidential candidates since 1988.

Hawaii has a bicameral legislature with 25 senators and 51 representatives. Democrats have held the majority in both chambers since 1992. Governor David Ige (D) is ineligible for re-election in 2022 due to term limits.

Election Integrity

In the wake of the 2020 elections and resulting lack of confidence in the outcome, state legislatures across the country reviewed their election laws and proposed and/or enacted certain modifications to existing law. While our country remains bitterly divided, a battle is taking place as to whether these laws suppress the vote or expand access to the ballot box. Many believe claims of voter suppression from the Left are part of a larger effort to federalize our elections. But the U.S. Constitution grants state legislatures authority to establish state election laws.

Learn more about state election law reforms and decide for yourself. Do you want bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. controlling local elections or do you want your state lawmakers to write laws that meet your state’s unique characteristics?

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseNo excuse requiredNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticNo No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
DeadlineSeven (7) days before election. No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Valid for X# of CyclesSame cycle onlyNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Legislative Ratings

The American Conservative Union Foundation rates all members of the legislature to track how they vote on key legislation. A high rating reflects a more conservative voting record.

Hawaii averages a 19% rating, reflecting its left leaning position. Visit their ratings page to learn more about individual voting and why ACU opposed or supported the legislation.