Aug 11, 2018
Feb 01, 2018 - Jun 05, 2018
The Hawaii Governor is the highest elected officer in the state and is the leader of the executive branch of government. The governor approves or vetoes bills that originate in the Hawaii State Legislature and the governor submits to the legislature the annual state budget for approval. The Hawaiian Governor is the commander-in-chief of the state's national guard, and the governor reviews and can grant pardons. The Hawaiian Governor appoints the cabinet he/she feels necessary, so that they are created as the governor sees fit (but not to exceed 20 cabinet members). The governor has the authority to appoint judges, but those appointments must pass senate approval. The governor is elected to four year terms, and is limted to two consecutive terms (but can run again after a term out of office). The Hawaii Governor and Lieutenant Governor are the only two statewide elected officials.
Submit application to:
Hawaii Secretary of State Elections Division, 802 Lehua Avenue, Pearl City, HI, 96782, US