Commission Calendar

*2020 CSC Meeting location, dates and times are subject to change. Also, candidate and noncandidate committee reporting deadlines for the 2020 election year have been added to this calendar.

Jul
9
Thu
2020
Statement of Information for Electioneering Communications Period for 2020 Primary Election
Jul 9 – Aug 8 all-day

An electioneering communication means any advertisement that is broadcast from a cable, satellite, television, or radio broadcast station; published in any periodical or newspaper or by electronic means; or sent by mail at a bulk rate, and that:  (1) Refers to a clearly identifiable candidate; (2) Is made, or scheduled to be made, either within 30 days prior to a primary or initial special election (i.e., July 9, 2020 to August 8, 2020) or within 60 days prior to a general or special election (i.e., September 4, 2020 to November 3, 2020); and (3) Is not susceptible to any reasonable interpretation other than as an appeal to vote for or against a specific candidate.

Persons, which include an individual, a partnership, a candidate committee or noncandidate committee, a party, an association, a corporation, a business entity, an organization, or a labor union and its auxiliary committees, who make electioneering communications in an aggregate amount of more than $2,000 during any calendar year, are statutorily required to file a Statement of Information for Electioneering Communication (eSign or Writable/Printable PDF) within 24 hours of each disclosure date with the Commission.

“Disclosure date” means, for every calendar year, the first date by which a person has made expenditures during that same year of more than $2,000 in the aggregate for electioneering communications, and the date of any subsequent expenditures by that
person for electioneering communications.

For purposes of this requirement, a person shall be treated as having made an expenditure if the person has executed a contract to make the expenditure.

Jul
29
Wed
2020
2nd Preliminary Primary Report Due By Candidates on the 2020 Primary Ballot
Jul 29 all-day

Covers activity for the period July 1-July 24, 2020

View reporting tracks for candidates running in the 2020 election:

http://ags.hawaii.gov/campaign/2020electionccreportingtracks/

Jul
31
Fri
2020
Supplemental Report Due By Candidates Not Running in 2020 Election
Jul 31 all-day

Covers activity for the period January 1-June 30, 2020

View reporting tracks for candidates running and not running in the 2020 election:

http://ags.hawaii.gov/campaign/2020electionccreportingtracks/

Aug
5
Wed
2020
Late Contributions Report Due By Candidates
Aug 5 all-day

The Late Contributions Report is for reporting contributions from any person that aggregates more than $500 that are received by a candidate or candidate committee within the period of July 25 through August 4, 2020.  The report must be electronically filed on the Candidate Filing System (“CFS”) no later than 11:59 p.m. Hawaiian Standard Time on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

The Late Contributions Report is only required if late contributions are received by the candidate or candidate committee. Late contributions on this report will also be reported on the Final Primary Report; however, the contribution data is only entered once in the CFS on the “Schedule A – Contributions” screen.  The report can be previewed and printed in the CFS by clicking “Preview/Print Report” and then “Special Report.”  Under the “Election Type” drop-down, select “Primary” and then under the “Select Report” drop-down, select “Late Contributions Report.”  Click the “Preview” button to preview the report.  If you see late contributions that you entered for the July 25 through August 4, 2020 period then you are required to file the report.  To file the report, click “File Report” and then “Special Report.”  Under the “Election Type” drop-down, select “Primary” and then under the “Select Report” drop-down, select “Late Contributions Report.”  Click the “File Report” button to file the report.

Candidates and treasurers of candidate committees are also reminded of their acknowledgment and certification on the “Candidate Committee Electronic Filing Form” that the information on all reports electronically filed online are true, complete, and accurate.  See, Hawaii Revised Statutes §§11-321(c)(1), 11- 331(a), and 11-340(a).

Please call the Commission at (808) 586-0285 if you have any questions.

Aug
12
Wed
2020
Commission Meeting
Aug 12 @

Posted agendas which are required at least six calendar days before a scheduled meeting can be viewed here:

http://calendar.ehawaii.gov/calendar/html/event/ag_csc/2020/1/7/?viewperiod=4&currentViewtype=2&viewtype=2

Aug
21
Fri
2020
State Holiday (Statehood Day)
Aug 21 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Aug
28
Fri
2020
Expenditures of Public Funds Report Due By Candidates Receiving Public Funds for the 2020 Primary Election
Aug 28 all-day

For public fund expenditures made from January 1-August 8, 2020

Final Primary Report Due By Candidates on the 2020 Primary Ballot
Aug 28 all-day

Covers activity for the period July 25-August 8, 2020

View reporting tracks for candidates running in the 2020 election:

http://ags.hawaii.gov/campaign/2020electionccreportingtracks/

Sep
4
Fri
2020
Statement of Information for Electioneering Communications Period for 2020 General Election
Sep 4 – Nov 3 all-day

An electioneering communication means any advertisement that is broadcast from a cable, satellite, television, or radio broadcast station; published in any periodical or newspaper or by electronic means; or sent by mail at a bulk rate, and that:  (1) Refers to a clearly identifiable candidate; (2) Is made, or scheduled to be made, either within 30 days prior to a primary or initial special election (i.e., July 9, 2020 to August 8, 2020) or within 60 days prior to a general or special election (i.e., September 4, 2020 to November 3, 2020); and (3) Is not susceptible to any reasonable interpretation other than as an appeal to vote for or against a specific candidate.

Persons, which include an individual, a partnership, a candidate committee or noncandidate committee, a party, an association, a corporation, a business entity, an organization, or a labor union and its auxiliary committees, who make electioneering communications in an aggregate amount of more than $2,000 during any calendar year, are statutorily required to file a Statement of Information for Electioneering Communication (eSign or Writable/Printable PDF) within 24 hours of each disclosure date with the Commission.

“Disclosure date” means, for every calendar year, the first date by which a person has made expenditures during that same year of more than $2,000 in the aggregate for electioneering communications, and the date of any subsequent expenditures by that
person for electioneering communications.

For purposes of this requirement, a person shall be treated as having made an expenditure if the person has executed a contract to make the expenditure.

Sep
7
Mon
2020
State Holiday (Labor Day)
Sep 7 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Sep
9
Wed
2020
Commission Meeting
Sep 9 @

Posted agendas which are required at least six calendar days before a scheduled meeting can be viewed here:

http://calendar.ehawaii.gov/calendar/html/event/ag_csc/2020/1/7/?viewperiod=4&currentViewtype=2&viewtype=2

Oct
1
Thu
2020
1st Preliminary General Report Due By Candidates on the 2020 General Ballot
Oct 1 all-day

Covers activity for the period August 9-September 26, 2020 for candidates that filed the Final Primary Report or January 1-September 26, 2020 for candidates whose names did not appear on the Primary Election ballot but will appear only on the General Election ballot.

View reporting tracks for candidates running in the 2020 election:

http://ags.hawaii.gov/campaign/2020electionccreportingtracks/

Oct
14
Wed
2020
Commission Meeting
Oct 14 @

Posted agendas which are required at least six calendar days before a scheduled meeting can be viewed here:

http://calendar.ehawaii.gov/calendar/html/event/ag_csc/2020/1/7/?viewperiod=4&currentViewtype=2&viewtype=2

Oct
26
Mon
2020
2nd Preliminary General Report Due By Candidates on the 2020 General Ballot
Oct 26 all-day

Covers activity for the period September 27-October 19, 2020

View reporting tracks for candidates running in the 2020 election:

http://ags.hawaii.gov/campaign/2020electionccreportingtracks/

Nov
2
Mon
2020
Late Contributions Report Due By Candidates
Nov 2 all-day

Candidate Committees

The Late Contributions Report is for reporting contributions from any person aggregating more than $500 received during the period of October 20 through October 30, 2020.  The report must be electronically filed on the Candidate Filing System (“CFS”) no later than 11:59 p.m. Hawaiian Standard Time on Monday, November 2, 2020.

The Late Contributions Report is only required if late contributions are received by the candidate or candidate committee.  Late contributions on this report will also be listed on the Final Election Period Report; however, the contribution data is only entered once in the CFS on the “Schedule A – Contributions” screen.  The report can be previewed and printed in the CFS by clicking “Preview/Print Report” and then “Special Report.”  Under the “Election Type” drop-down, select “General” and then under the “Select Report” drop-down, select “Late Contributions Report.” Click the “Preview” button to preview the report.  If you see late contributions that you entered for the October 20 through October 30, 2020 period then you are required to file the report.  To file the report, click “File Report” and then “Special Report.”  Under the “Election Type” drop-down, select “General” and then under the “Select Report” drop-down, select “Late Contributions Report.”  Click the “File Report” button to file the report.

Candidates and treasurers of candidate committees are also reminded of their acknowledgment and certification on the “Candidate Committee Electronic Filing Form” that the information on all reports electronically filed online are true, complete, and accurate.  See, Hawaii Revised Statutes §§11-321(c)(1), 11- 331(a), and 11-340(a).

Please call the Commission at (808) 586-0285 if you have any questions.

Nov
3
Tue
2020
2020 GENERAL ELECTION (State Holiday) AND END OF 2020 ELECTION PERIOD
Nov 3 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

ALERT FOR CANDIDATES
At the conclusion of the General Election on November 3, 2020, candidate committees still registered with the Campaign Spending Commission (“Commission”) must continue to electronically file reports in the Candidate Filing System until their final disclosure report has no surplus or deficit, and a request to terminate is submitted to and approved by the Commission. The first report due after the General Election is the Supplemental Report covering the reporting period of November 4 through December 31, 2020. This report is due on February 1, 2021.

ALERT FOR NONCANDIDATE COMMITTEES
At the conclusion of the General Election on November 3, 2020, noncandidate committees still registered with the Campaign Spending Commission (“Commission”) must continue to electronically file reports in the Noncandidate Committee Filing System until their final disclosure report has no surplus or deficit, and a request to terminate is submitted to and approved by the Commission. The first report due after the General Election is the Supplemental Report covering the reporting period of November 4 through December 31, 2020. This report is due on February 1, 2021.

Nov
11
Wed
2020
State Holiday (Veteran’s Day)
Nov 11 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Nov
18
Wed
2020
Commission Meeting
Nov 18 @

Posted agendas which are required at least six calendar days before a scheduled meeting can be viewed here:

http://calendar.ehawaii.gov/calendar/html/event/ag_csc/2020/1/7/?viewperiod=4&currentViewtype=2&viewtype=2

Nov
26
Thu
2020
State Holiday (Thanksgiving)
Nov 26 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Nov
27
Fri
2020
Final Election Period Report Due By Kauai County Candidates Elected to Office in the 2020 General Election
Nov 27 all-day

Covers activity for the period October 20-November 3, 2020
For the Kauai County candidates elected to office in the General Election who filed the Preliminary General Report.

Covers activity for the period January 1-November 3, 2020
Successful Kauai County candidates whose aggregate contributions and aggregate expenditures for the election period total $1,000 or less are only required to file this report, and need not file the preliminary and final primary reports, and the preliminary general report.

View reporting tracks for candidates running in the 2020 election:

http://ags.hawaii.gov/campaign/2020electionccreportingtracks/

Dec
3
Thu
2020
Expenditures of Public Funds Report Due By Candidates Receiving Public Funds for the 2020 General Election
Dec 3 all-day

For public fund expenditures made from January 1-November 3, 2020

Final Election Period Report Due By Candidates on the 2020 Primary/General Ballots
Dec 3 all-day

Covers activity for the period October 20-November 3, 2020
For candidates that filed the Preliminary General Report.

Covers activity for the period August 9-November 3, 2020
For candidates that lost or were elected to office in the Primary Election and who did not file the Preliminary General Report.

Covers activity for the period January 1-November 3, 2020
Candidates whose aggregate contributions and aggregate expenditures for the election period total $1,000 or less are only required to file this report, and need not file the preliminary and final primary reports, and the preliminary general report.

View reporting tracks for candidates running in the 2020 election:

http://ags.hawaii.gov/campaign/2020electionccreportingtracks/

Application For Public Funds Deadline
Dec 3 @

Last day to apply for public funds for the 2020 Primary and General elections

Dec
9
Wed
2020
Commission Meeting
Dec 9 @

Posted agendas which are required at least six calendar days before a scheduled meeting can be viewed here:

http://calendar.ehawaii.gov/calendar/html/event/ag_csc/2020/1/7/?viewperiod=4&currentViewtype=2&viewtype=2

Dec
25
Fri
2020
State Holiday (Christmas)
Dec 25 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Feb
1
Mon
2021
Supplemental Report Due By Candidates
Feb 1 all-day

Covers activity for the period November 4-December 31, 2020 for candidates that ran in the 2020 election and July 1-December 31, 2020 for candidates that did not run in the 2020 election.

View reporting tracks for candidates running and not running in the 2020 election:

http://ags.hawaii.gov/campaign/2020electionccreportingtracks/