Commission Calendar

*2019 CSC Meeting location, dates and times are subject to change. Also, candidate and noncandidate committee reporting deadlines for the 2019 non-election year have been added to this calendar.

Dec
25
Wed
2019
State Holiday (Christmas)
Dec 25 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Jan
1
Wed
2020
State Holiday (New Year’s Day)
Jan 1 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Jan
9
Thu
2020
CSC Newsletter (January 2020 Edition)
Jan 9 all-day
Jan
15
Wed
2020
Opening Day of the 2020 Legislature
Jan 15 all-day
Jan
20
Mon
2020
State Holiday (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
Jan 20 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Jan
31
Fri
2020
Supplemental Report Due By Candidates @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Jan 31 all-day

Covers activity for the period July 1-December 31, 2019

View reporting schedules for candidate committees:

Reporting Schedules

Supplemental Report Due By Noncandidate Committees @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Jan 31 all-day

Covers activity for the period July 1-December 31, 2019

View the full schedule of reporting dates for noncandidate committees:

https://ags.hawaii.gov/campaign/files/2019/02/NCSchedule-2020.pdf

Feb
3
Mon
2020
2020 Election Candidate Nomination Paper Filing Period Begins
Feb 3 @ 7:45 am

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

Feb
17
Mon
2020
State Holiday (President’s Day)
Feb 17 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Mar
26
Thu
2020
State Holiday (Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day)
Mar 26 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Apr
10
Fri
2020
State Holiday (Good Friday)
Apr 10 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Apr
30
Thu
2020
1st Preliminary Primary Report Due By Candidates on the 2020 Primary Ballot @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
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/

Final Day of the 2020 Legislature (Adjournment Sine Die)
Apr 30 all-day
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 @ 4:30 pm

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

Affidavit To Voluntarily Agree With Campaign Expenditure Limits Deadline @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Jun 2 @ 4:30 pm

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 @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
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
2nd Preliminary Primary Report Due By Candidates on the 2020 Primary Ballot @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
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/

CSC Newsletter (July 2020 Edition)
Jul 9 all-day
Statement of Information for Electioneering Communications Period for 2020 Primary Election @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
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
24
Fri
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 @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Jul 24 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 (April 14, 2019-November 3, 2020). $1,000 or less noncandidate 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
29
Wed
2020
3rd Preliminary Primary Report Due By Candidates on the 2020 Primary Ballot @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
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/

Preliminary Primary Report Due By Noncandidate Committees @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Jul 29 all-day

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

View the full schedule of reporting dates for noncandidate committees:

https://ags.hawaii.gov/campaign/files/2019/07/NCSchedule-2020.pdf

Jul
31
Fri
2020
Supplemental Report Due By Candidates Not Running in 2020 Election @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
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 on the 2020 Primary Ballot @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
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.

Late Contributions/Late Expenditures Report Due By Noncandidate Committees @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Aug 5 all-day

The Late Contributions/Late Expenditures Report is for reporting contributions made aggregating more than $500, reporting contributions received from any person aggregating more than $500, or reporting independent expenditures made aggregating more than $500 within the period of July 25 through August 4, 2020.  The report must be electronically filed on the Noncandidate Committee Filing System (“NCFS”) no later than 11:59 p.m. Hawaiian Standard Time on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

Noncandidate committees making only independent expenditures (Super PACs) must also report additional information if a late contribution greater than $5,000 in the aggregate is received from an entity other than an individual, for-profit business entity, or labor union (see below*).  Furthermore, any expenditure that is contracted or paid for and that is to be rendered during the last three days prior to an election (August 5 through August 8, 2020) shall be included in the report.

The Late Contributions/Late Expenditures Report is only required if late contributions are made or received, or late expenditures are made by the noncandidate committee. Late contributions and late expenditures on this report will also be reported on the Final Election Period Report; however, the contribution and expenditure data is only entered once in the NCFS on the “Schedule A – Contributions Received,” “Schedule B1 – Contributions to Candidates,” or “Schedule B2 – Expenditures Made” screens.  The report can be previewed and printed in the NCFS by clicking “Preview/Print Report” and then “Late Contributions/Expenditures Report.”  Under the “Election Type” drop-down, select “General” and then under the “Select Report” drop-down, select “Late Contributions/Expenditures Report.”  Click the “Preview” button to preview the report.  If you see late contributions or late expenditures 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 “Late Contributions/Expenditures Report.”  Under the “Election Type” drop-down, select “General” and then under the “Select Report” drop-down, select “Late Contributions/Expenditures Report.”  Click the “File Report” button to file the report.

Chairpersons and treasurers of noncandidate committees are also reminded of their acknowledgment and certification on the “Noncandidate 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)(2), 11- 331(b), and 11-340(a).

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

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*For noncandidate committees making only independent expenditures (Super PACs), if a late contribution greater than $5,000 in the aggregate is received from an entity other than an individual, for-profit business entity, or labor union, then the report shall include: (A) The internet address where the contributing entity’s disclosure report can be publicly accessed, if the contributing entity is subject to any state or federal disclosure reporting requirements regarding the source of the contributing entity’s funds; (B) The name, address, occupation, and employer of each funding source of more than $100 in the aggregate to that contributing entity; or (C) An acknowledgment that the contributing entity is not subject to any state of federal disclosure reporting requirements regarding the source of the contributing entity’s funds.

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 @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
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 @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
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/

Final Primary Report Due By Noncandidate Committees @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Aug 28 all-day

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

View the full schedule of reporting dates for noncandidate committees:

https://ags.hawaii.gov/campaign/files/2019/07/NCSchedule-2020.pdf

Sep
4
Fri
2020
Statement of Information for Electioneering Communications Period for 2020 General Election @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
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

Oct
1
Thu
2020
1st Preliminary General Report Due By Candidates on the 2020 General Ballot @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
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/

1st Preliminary General Report Due By Noncandidate Committees @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Oct 1 all-day

Covers activity for the period August 9-September 26, 2020

View the full schedule of reporting dates for noncandidate committees:

https://ags.hawaii.gov/campaign/files/2019/07/NCSchedule-2020.pdf

Oct
26
Mon
2020
2nd Preliminary General Report Due By Candidates on the 2020 General Ballot @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
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/

2nd Preliminary General Report Due By Noncandidate Committees @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Oct 26 all-day

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

View the full schedule of reporting dates for noncandidate committees:

https://ags.hawaii.gov/campaign/files/2019/07/NCSchedule-2020.pdf

Nov
2
Mon
2020
Late Contributions Report Due By Candidates on the 2020 General Ballot @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
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.

Late Contributions/Expenditures Report Due For Noncandidate Committees @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Nov 2 all-day

Noncandidate Committees

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

Noncandidate committees making only independent expenditures (Super PACs) must also report additional information if a late contribution greater than $5,000 in the aggregate is received from an entity other than an individual, for-profit business entity, or labor union (see below*).  Furthermore, any expenditure that is contracted or paid for and that is to be rendered during the last three days prior to an election (October 31 through November 3, 2020) shall be included in the report.

The Late Contributions/Expenditures Report is only required if late contributions are made or received, or late expenditures are made by the noncandidate committee. Late contributions/expenditures on this report will also be listed on the Final Primary Report; however, the contribution/expenditure data is only entered once in the NCFS on the “Schedule A – Contributions Received,” “Schedule B1 – Contributions to Candidates,” or “Schedule B2 – Expenditures Made” screens.  The report can be previewed and printed in the NCFS by clicking “Preview/Print Report” and then “Late Contributions/Expenditures Report.”  Under the “Election Type” drop-down, select “General” and then under the “Select Report” drop-down, select “Late Contributions/Expenditures Report.”  Click the “Preview” button to preview the report.  If you see late contributions or late expenditures 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 “Late Contributions/Expenditures Report.”  Under the “Election Type” drop-down, select “General” and then under the “Select Report” drop-down, select “Late Contributions/Expenditures Report.”  Click the “File Report” button to file the report.

Chairpersons and treasurers of noncandidate committees are also reminded of their acknowledgment and certification on the “Noncandidate 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)(2), 11- 331(b), and 11-340(a).

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

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*For noncandidate committees making only independent expenditures, if a late contribution greater than $5,000 in the aggregate is received from an entity other than an individual, for-profit business entity, or labor union, then the report shall include: (A) The internet address where the contributing entity’s disclosure report can be publicly accessed, if the contributing entity is subject to any state or federal disclosure reporting requirements regarding the source of the contributing entity’s funds; (B) The name, address, occupation, and employer of each funding source of more than $100 in the aggregate to that contributing entity; or (C) An acknowledgment that the contributing entity is not subject to any state of federal disclosure reporting requirements regarding the source of the contributing entity’s funds.

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
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 @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
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 @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
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 @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
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/

Final Election Period Report Due By Noncandidate Committees @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Dec 3 all-day

Covers activity for the period October 20-November 3, 2020
For noncandidate committees that filed the 2nd Preliminary General Report.

Covers activity for the period January 1-November 3, 2020
Noncandidate committees 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 reports.

View the full schedule of reporting dates for noncandidate committees:

https://ags.hawaii.gov/campaign/files/2019/07/NCSchedule-2020.pdf

Application For Public Funds Deadline @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Dec 3 @ 4:30 pm

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

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

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed