Final Primary Report Due August 28, 2020 For Candidates Running in the 2020 Election and on the Primary Election Ballot

The next report due for Candidates Running in the 2020 Election and on the Primary Election Ballot is the Final Primary Report covering the period July 25, 2020 through August 8, 2020.  The Final Primary Report has been added to your reporting schedule in the Candidate Filing System and must be electronically filed on this system no later than 11:59 p.m. Hawaiian Standard Time on Friday, August 28, 2020.

Candidates that have notified the Commission on their Organizational Report that their aggregate contributions and aggregate expenditures for the 2020 election period will total $1,000 or less, and candidates whose names will only appear on the General Election Ballot are not required to file the Final Primary Report.

The fine for not filing the Final Primary Report by the due date, if assessed, shall not exceed $50 per day for the first seven days, beginning with the day after the due date of the report, and shall not exceed $200 per day thereafter; provided that in aggregate, the fine shall not exceed twenty-five per cent of the total amount of contributions or expenditures, whichever is greater, for the period covered by the report; and the minimum fine for a report filed more than four days after the due date, if assessed, shall be $200.

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.