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.

Jun
5
Tue
2018
Affidavit To Voluntarily Agree With Campaign Expenditure Limits Deadline @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Jun 5 @ 4:30 pm

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

Jun
8
Fri
2018
Candidate and Noncandidate Committee Classes @ Leiopapa A Kamehameha Building
Jun 8 all-day

The candidate and noncandidate committee classes are open to the public and there is no fee to attend but a reservation is required.  The classes will be held as follows:

Times

9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – Candidate and Candidate Committees (including Partial Public Funding)
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. – Noncandidate Committees

Location

Leiopapa A Kamehameha Building
Conference Room 204
235 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96813

Certified Public Accountants may earn two (2) Professional Continuing Education credits for the Candidate and Candidate Committee class and one (1) credit for the Noncandidate Committee class.

Registration closed

Jul
11
Wed
2018
CSC Newsletter (July 2018 Edition)
Jul 11 all-day
Jul
12
Thu
2018
1st Preliminary Primary Report Due By Candidates on the 2018 Primary Ballot @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Jul 12 all-day

Covers activity for the period January 1-June 30, 2018

View reporting schedules for candidate committees:

Reporting Schedules

Statement of Information for Electioneering Communications Period for 2018 Primary Election @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Jul 12 – Aug 11 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 (July 12-August 11, 2018) or within 60 days prior to a general or special election (September 7-November 6, 2018); 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 Communications (Writable/Printable PDF version or eSign version) 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
31
Tue
2018
Supplemental Report Due By Candidates Not Running in 2018 Election @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Jul 31 all-day

Covers activity for the period January 1-June 30, 2018

View reporting schedules for candidate committees:

Reporting Schedules

 

 

Aug
1
Wed
2018
2nd Preliminary Primary Report Due By Candidates on the 2018 Primary Ballot @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Aug 1 all-day

Covers activity for the period July 1-July 27, 2018

View reporting schedules for candidate committees:

Reporting Schedules

Aug
8
Wed
2018
Late Contributions Report Due By Candidates on the 2018 Primary Ballot @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Aug 8 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 28 through August 7, 2018.  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 8, 2018.

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 28 through August 7, 2018 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
31
Fri
2018
Expenditures of Public Funds Report Due By Candidates Receiving Public Funds for the 2018 Primary @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Aug 31 all-day

For public fund expenditures made from January 1-August 11, 2018

Final Primary Report Due By Candidates on the 2018 Primary Ballot @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Aug 31 all-day

Covers activity for the period July 28-August 11, 2018

View reporting schedules for candidate committees:

Reporting Schedules

Sep
7
Fri
2018
Statement of Information for Electioneering Communications Period for 2018 General Election @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Sep 7 – Nov 6 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 (July 12-August 11, 2018) or within 60 days prior to a general or special election (September 7-November 6, 2018); 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 Communications (Writable/Printable PDF version or eSign version) 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.

Nov
5
Mon
2018
Late Contributions Report Due for Candidates Running in the 2018 Election @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Nov 5 all-day

Candidate Committees

The next report due for Candidates Running in the 2018 Election is the Late Contributions Report for reporting contributions from any person aggregating more than $500 received during the period of October 23 through November 2, 2018.  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 5, 2018.

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 23 through November 2, 2018 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
6
Tue
2018
2018 GENERAL ELECTION (State Holiday) AND END OF 2018 ELECTION PERIOD
Nov 6 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

ALERT FOR CANDIDATES
At the conclusion of the General Election on November 6, 2018, 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 7 through December 31, 2018. This report is due on January 31, 2019.

ALERT FOR NONCANDIDATE COMMITTEES
At the conclusion of the General Election on November 6, 2018, 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 7 through December 31, 2018. This report is due on January 31, 2019.

Nov
28
Wed
2018
Final Election Period Report Due By The Governor, Lt. Governor, and Hawaii and Kauai County Candidates Elected to Office in the 2018 Primary or General Elections @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Nov 28 all-day

Covers activity for the period August 12-November 6, 2018
For Hawaii and Kauai County candidates elected to office in the Primary Election who did not file the Preliminary General Report.

Covers activity for the period October 23-November 6, 2018
For the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Hawaii and Kauai County candidates elected to office in the General Election who filed the Preliminary General Report.

Covers activity for the period January 1-November 6, 2018
Successful Hawaii and 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 schedules for candidate committees:

Reporting Schedules

Dec
6
Thu
2018
Expenditures of Public Funds Report Due By Candidates Receiving Public Funds for the 2018 General @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Dec 6 all-day

For public fund expenditures made from January 1-November 6, 2018

Final Election Period Report Due By Candidates on the 2018 Primary/General Ballots @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Dec 6 all-day

Covers activity for the period October 23-November 6, 2018
For candidates that filed the Preliminary General Report.

Covers activity for the period August 12-November 6, 2018
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 6, 2018
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 schedules for candidate committees:

Reporting Schedules

Application For Public Funds Deadline @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Dec 6 @ 4:30 pm

Last day to apply for public funds for the 2018 Primary and General elections

Jan
10
Thu
2019
CSC Newsletter (January 2019 Edition)
Jan 10 all-day
Jan
16
Wed
2019
Opening Day of the 2019 Legislature
Jan 16 all-day
Jan
31
Thu
2019
Supplemental Report Due By Candidates @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Jan 31 all-day

Covers activity for the period November 7-December 31, 2018 for candidates that ran in the 2018 election and July 1-December 31, 2018 for candidates that did not run in the 2018 election.

View reporting schedules for candidate committees:

Reporting Schedules

 

 

Apr
3
Wed
2019
Preliminary Special Report Due By Candidates Running in the 2019 Special Election for Honolulu City Council, District 4 (Trevor Ozawa and Tommy Waters) @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Apr 3 all-day

Covers activity for the period January 1-March 29, 2019

View the reporting schedule for candidates who are running in the 2019 Special Election for Honolulu City Council, District 4 (Trevor Ozawa and Tommy Waters):

https://ags.hawaii.gov/campaign/files/2019/02/CC-Schedule-2019.pdf

Apr
10
Wed
2019
Late Contributions Report Due By Candidates Running in the 2019 Special Election for Honolulu City Council, District 4 @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Apr 10 all-day

Candidate Committees

The next report due for Candidates Running in the 2019 Special Election for Honolulu City Council, District 4 is the Late Contributions Report for reporting contributions from any person aggregating more than $500 received during the period of March 30 through April 9, 2019.  The report must be electronically filed on the Candidate Filing System (“CFS”) no later than 11:59 p.m. Hawaiian Standard Time on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

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 “Special” 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 March 30 through April 9, 2019 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 “Special” 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.

May
1
Wed
2019
Final Election Period Report Due By Successful Candidate That Ran in the 2019 Special Election for Honolulu City Council, District 4
May 1 all-day

Covers activity for the period March 30-April 13, 2019

*Hawaii Revised Statutes, §11-334(a)(3) provides that the filing date for the final election period report is thirty calendar days after a general, subsequent, subsequent special, or subsequent nonpartisan election. The report shall be current through the day of the applicable election. However, a candidate who is elected and is to be sworn into office prior to thirty calendar days after a general, subsequent, subsequent special, or subsequent nonpartisan election in which the candidate was elected, shall file the final election period report three business days before the date the candidate is to be sworn into office.

View the reporting schedule for candidates who are running in the 2019 Special Election for Honolulu City Council, District 4 (Trevor Ozawa and Tommy Waters):

https://ags.hawaii.gov/campaign/files/2019/02/CC-Schedule-2019.pdf

May
2
Thu
2019
Final Day of the 2019 Legislature (Adjournment Sine Die)
May 2 all-day
May
13
Mon
2019
Final Election Period Report Due By Unsuccessful Candidate That Ran in the 2019 Special Election for Honolulu City Council, District 4 @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
May 13 all-day

Covers activity for the period March 30-April 13, 2019

*Hawaii Revised Statutes, §11-334(a)(3) provides that the filing date for the final election period report is thirty calendar days after a general, subsequent, subsequent special, or subsequent nonpartisan election. The report shall be current through the day of the applicable election. However, a candidate who is elected and is to be sworn into office prior to thirty calendar days after a general, subsequent, subsequent special, or subsequent nonpartisan election in which the candidate was elected, shall file the final election period report three business days before the date the candidate is to be sworn into office.

View the reporting schedule for candidates who are running in the 2019 Special Election for Honolulu City Council, District 4 (Trevor Ozawa and Tommy Waters):

https://ags.hawaii.gov/campaign/files/2019/02/CC-Schedule-2019.pdf

Jul
11
Thu
2019
CSC Newsletter (July 2019 Edition)
Jul 11 all-day
Jul
31
Wed
2019
Supplemental Report Due By Candidates @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Jul 31 all-day

Covers activity for the period January 1-June 30, 2019 or April 14 through June 30, 2019 for Trevor Ozawa and Tommy Waters

View reporting schedules for candidate committees:

Reporting Schedules

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