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.

Apr
30
Thu
2020
1st Preliminary Primary Report Due By Candidates on the 2020 Primary Ballot
Apr 30 all-day

Covers activity for the period January 1-April 25, 2020 and is only required for candidates that filed nomination papers by April 25, 2020

View reporting tracks for candidates running in the 2020 election:

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

May
25
Mon
2020
State Holiday (Memorial Day)
May 25 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Jun
2
Tue
2020
2020 Election Candidate Nomination Paper Filing Period Ends
Jun 2 @

Last day for candidates to file nomination papers to run in the 2020 election.

Affidavit To Voluntarily Agree With Campaign Expenditure Limits Deadline
Jun 2 @

Last day to file the Affidavit To Voluntarily Agree With Campaign Expenditure Limits

Jun
11
Thu
2020
State Holiday (King Kamehameha I Day)
Jun 11 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Jun
30
Tue
2020
Deadline to File Organizational Report Stating Intent to Not Receive Contributions or Make Expenditures that Aggregate More than $1,000 Aggregate in the 2020 Election Period
Jun 30 all-day

Deadline to file Organizational Report stating intent to not receive contributions, or make expenditures, that aggregate more than $1,000 in
the 2020 election period (4-Year EP/November 5, 2014-November 3, 2020 or 2-Year EP/November 7, 2018-November 3, 2020). $1,000 or less candidate committees need not file the preliminary and final primary reports, and the preliminary general reports but are only required to file the Final Election Period report due December 3, 2020.

Jul
3
Fri
2020
State Holiday (Independence Day)
Jul 3 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Jul
9
Thu
2020
1B Preliminary Primary Report Due By Candidates on the 2020 Primary Ballot
Jul 9 all-day

Covers activity for the period April 26-June 30, 2020 for candidates that filed nomination papers by April 25, 2020 or January 1-June 30, 2020 for candidates that filed nomination papers after April 25, 2020.

View reporting tracks for candidates running in the 2020 election:

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

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.