Beginning in the 2022 primary election, filing a Statement of Information for Electioneering Communication does not apply to candidate or candidate committees. This page also incorporates the changes made in Section 6 of Act 169, SLH 2022 (H.B. 2416, HD 2, SD 1, CD 1) which went into effect on January 1, 2023 and will be applied in the 2024 election.
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 which includes Facebook boosts, Google ads, other social media, or email; or sent by mail, and that: (1) Refers to a clearly identifiable candidate; (2) Is made, or scheduled to be made, either within 30 days before a primary or initial special election (i.e., July 11, 2024 to August 10, 2024) or within 60 days before a general or special election (i.e., September 6, 2024 to November 5, 2024); 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 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, must file a Statement of Information for Electioneering Communication (eSign, Writable/Printable PDF or Printable) within 24 hours of each disclosure date.
“Disclosure date” means, for every calendar year, the first date during the calendar year on which an electioneering communication is publicly distributed, and the date on which any subsequent electioneering communication is publicly distributed; provided that the person making the electioneering communication has made expenditures for electioneering communications of more than $2,000 in the aggregate. For electioneering communications that are publicly distributed via mail (“Mailers”), the Statement must be filed within 24 hours of the date the Mailers are first mailed.
Check out the Electioneering Communication Flow Chart to see if you need to file a Statement of Information for the 2024 Election.
Statement of Information filings are available here:
- 2024 Election (not applicable to candidate or candidate committees)
- 2022 Election (not applicable to candidate or candidate committees)
- Special Election for Kauai Prosecuting Attorney
- 2020 Election
- 2019 Special Election for Honolulu City Council, District 4
- 2018 Election
- 2016 Election