Preliminary Primary Report Due July 31, 2024 for Noncandidate Committees

The next report due for Noncandidate Committees is the Preliminary Primary Report covering the period January 1, 2024 through July 26, 2024.  The Preliminary Primary Report has been added to your reporting schedule in the Noncandidate Committee Filing System (NCFS) and must be electronically filed on this system no later than 11:59 p.m. Hawaiian Standard Time on Wednesday, July 31, 2024.

The Preliminary Primary Report is not required for noncandidate committees who notify the Commission in the Noncandidate Committee’s Organizational Report that they do not intend to receive contributions and make expenditures that aggregate more than $1,000 in the 2024 election period.  The deadline to file the Organizational Report to notify the Commission of this intent is July 26, 2024.  Noncandidate Committees that notify the Commission are only required to file the Final Election Period Report in 2024 covering the period January 1, 2024 through November 5, 2024 due on December 5, 2024, but are required to notify the Commission if their status changes so the Commission can add the required reports to their reporting schedule in the NCFS.  Noncandidate committees will be subject to fines for exceeding the $1,000 threshold and not filing required reports.

The fine for not filing the Preliminary Primary Report by the due date, if assessed, shall not exceed $300 per day; 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, if assessed, shall be $300.

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.  Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:45 am to 4:30 pm, Hawaiian Standard Time, and we are closed on regular state holidays.

A list of noncandidate committees that are required to file the Preliminary Primary Report will be posted later.