The primary election nominates candidates to represent political parties in the general election. Similarly, candidates who do not belong to a political party will be nominated to the general election by meeting the qualifications as a nonpartisan candidate running in a partisan contest.
Hawaii voters do not declare a political affiliation with the voter registration pursuant to the Hawaii State Constitution, ensuring every voter’s right to secrecy. On the primary election ballot, voters must first select a political affiliation and then vote for candidates of the political affiliation of their choice only.
[Note: Cross party voting is not authorized in the primary. If you vote outside your selected political affiliation, it spoils your ballot and your vote will not be counted.]
Voters may also vote for candidates for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and county contests regardless of party affiliation.
2022 Oahu Candidates
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