2022 MAUI COUNTY ELECTIONS

Eighty candidates applied for Maui County  seats in 2022. Our community's most active progressive leaders spent 1,400 hours searching, evaluating   interviewing and selecting the top 15 candidates who will best serve the people and the 'aina we call the 'Ohana Candidates.  Watch for our 'Ohana Candidate signs and cards. Become an informed voted through Maui Pono Network's guide to local issues, elections and candidates.

Primary Ballot distribution by mail is July 26. Primary ballot count is on August 13. This Primary is crucial for our mayor, four county council, and five state races as the Democratic primary heavily influences the general election vote.

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2022 MAUI COUNTY CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS

 

The Maui Pono Network's Candidate Support

The MPN provides extensive campaign support to those who will be on our Ohana Candidate slate . This campaign support includes exposure through ‘Ohana Candidates banners, signs, and fliers. Professionally produced videos and media for distribution Coaching and support in presentation skills, writing and questionnaires. Developing campaign strategies.  ‘Ohana Candidates Meet and Greets. Exposure through community events, like Earth Day.  Social Media coverage and advertising.

  1. As a standard PAC, the Maui Pono Network has full access to candidates and can work with them to develop their campaigns, there is no limitation for volunteer support and that is the major focus for our organization. There is a spending cap.

  2. The Maui Pono Network can donate to our Ohana Candidates a maximum of $2,000 per election cycle. For example we can donate $4,000 to the mayoral race as it is a 4 year term. Also state wide races like Governor is $6,000. Collectively for our slate of candidates we can donate $34,000 in total to candidates; this includes in-kind donations, but does not include volunteer time.

  3. In-kind donations would come from professionals donating their time in the service that they presently are paid for. Example, having a professional presentation trainer work with candidates on presentation skills is an in-kind donation. Non- professional volunteers, who don’t presently earn money at the service they are providing, are not considered in-kind donations and have no restrictions.

  4. Our work that focuses on platform issues like affordable housing, water rights, island carrying capacity …. These activities are not focused on electing a candidate and are not part of the PAC accounting. There are no funding or donation restrictions from the Campaign Spending Commission and that is why we have a separate Maui Pono Network accounting system.

  5. Advertisements for candidates is considered an independent expenditure if we do not coordinate with them. Social media and internet activities are not part of PAC reporting and restrictions as long as we do not use material derived from them or get their approval or discuss the promotion with them.

Election Calendar

Additional information at Civil Beat. https://www.civilbeat.org/civil-beat-elections-guide/

  • Wednesday, June 29, 2022 – Deadline for Clerkʻs office to mail ballots to overseas voters

  • Saturday, July 23, 2022 – Deadline to submit voter service center watchers

  • Tuesday, July 26, 2022 – Voters receive begin to receive ballots in the mail for the Primary Election

  • Monday Aug. 1, 2022 – Voter service centers open

  • Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022 – Deadline to submit paper Voter Registration Application for the 2022 Primary Election

  • Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022 – Deadline for registered voters to request an absentee mail ballot

  • Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022 – Primary Election (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) / Voter service centers and places of deposit close

  • Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, 4:30 p.m. – Deadline to submit ballot questions

  • Friday, Aug. 26, 2022 – Deadline to file election objections

  • Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, 4:30 p.m. – Deadline to withdraw candidacy for ill health

  • Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 – Deadline for Clerkʻs office to mail ballots overseas to voters

  • Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, 4:30 p.m. – Deadline to submit voter service center watchers

  • Friday, Oct. 21, 2022 – Voters begin to receive their ballots in the mail for the General Election

  • Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022 – Voter service centers open

  • Monday, Oct. 31, 2022 – Deadline to submit paper Voter Registration Application for the 2022 General Election

  • Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 – Deadline for registered voters to request an absentee mail ballot

  • Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 – General Election (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) / Voter Service Centers and places of deposit close

  • Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, 4:30 p.m. – Deadline to file election objections