Overview and Live Results: Hawaii Primary

Hawaii is one of two states - Tennessee was the other - that has its 2022 primary on a day of the week other than Tuesday. 

On the ballot Saturday are primaries for U.S. Senate, U.S. House and Governor. Spoiler alert: All are safely Democratic in the general election. There are also primaries in both chambers of the State Legislature. 

Elections in Hawaii are largely vote-by-mail, with all registered voters receiving a ballot approximately 18 days before the election. Ballots can also be returned at Voter Service Centers, which also accommodate in-person voting. All ballots, regardless of how submitted, must be received by 7:00 PM local time (1:00 AM Sunday, Eastern Daylight Time). 

All Hawaii Results >>

Use the link above for all results. Of most interest are the open Democratic primaries for Governor and Congressional District 2. 

Governor (Democratic)

Democratic Gov. David Ige is completing his second term; he is ineligible to run due to term limits. There are seven candidates seeking the nomination. Leading the field is Lt. Gov. Josh Green. A Mason-Dixon poll from mid-July showed him with 55% of the vote. Other notables include businesswoman and former First Lady of Hawaii Vicky Cayetano and Rep. Kai Kahele (HI-02). They received 19% and 16%, respectively, in the poll. 

U.S. House District 2 (Democratic)

As noted above, freshman incumbent - and part-time pilot - Kai Kahele (D) is running for governor. There are seven candidates on the ballot. The frontrunners are State Rep. Patrick Branco and former State Sen. Jill Tokuda. 


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