U.S. Representative (HI-1)

Next Election

Aug 11, 2018

Filing Window

Feb 01, 2018 - Jun 05, 2018

Description

There are 435 U.S. Representatives in the United States that comprise the House of Representatives, otherwise known as the United States Congress. U.S. Representatives are responsible for drafting and voting on federal laws for the United States. The work of preparing and considering legislation is done by standing congressional committees, and in addition there are special committees as well as joint committees (committees with U.S. Representatives and Senators). Federal funding bills originate in the House of Representative, and the House of Representatives is responsible for carrying out impeachment proceedings. Congressional bills, after having been passed by the Senate and House of Representatives, must be signed by the president of the United States within 10 days of their submission, or they become law automatically, unless Congress is not in session. If vetoed by the president, a bill may become law only by its repassage by a two-thirds majority in each house. The Constitution requires a regular annual meeting of Congress, which begins on Jan. 3 each year. The proceedings of Congress are recorded in the Congressional Record, and U.S. Representatives have offices in Washington D.C. and their home districts to address concerns of citizens in their districts. The yearly salary for a United States Congressional Representative is $174,000.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Hawaii Office of Elections in order to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for and to confirm that you meet other office specific qualifications. The Application for a Nomination Paper is available online along with more information at http://elections.hawaii.gov/candidates/candidate-filing/. 2) Complete the nomination papers including the signature requirements.The amount of signatures required varies between 15 and 25 by office. Additionally, there is an office specific filing fee. Filing fees can be reduced with a form known as an Affidavit of Compliance with Voluntary Campaign Spending Limits. More information about signature requirements and filing fees can be found here: http://elections.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Candidate-Filing-2016_FINAL.pdf 3) Submit these documents between the 1st business day in February and 1st Tuesday in June to the Hawaii Office of Elections in order to appear on the ballot for the August primary (held on the second Saturday of August). More information about this process can be found here: http://elections.hawaii.gov/candidates/candidate-filing/ If you have any questions please contact the Hawaii Office of Elections by phone at (808) 453-8683 or by email at elections@hawaii.gov.

Submit application to:
Hawaii Secretary of State Elections Division, 802 Lehua Avenue, Pearl City, HI, 96782, US