U.S. Senator (HI-Sr.)

Employer / Organization

Hawaii United States Senate

Next Election

Aug 13, 2022

Filing Window

Feb 01, 2022 - Jun 07, 2022

Description

Each of the 50 United States is represented by two United States Senators, and the 100 senators serve in the United States Senate, which along with the United States Congress comprise the entire federal legislative branch of U.S. Government. U.S. Senators are responsible for drafting and voting on federal laws for the United States. The work of preparing and considering legislation is done by standing committees, and in addition there are special committees as well as joint committees (committees with U.S. Representatives and Senators). The U.S. Senate has special duties including the responsibility to confirm major presidential appointments, including Supreme Court Justices. All U.S. treaties with other countries must be approved by a 2/3rds vote in the Senate, and U.S. Senators vote upon impeachment of elected officials, with a 2/3rds vote for impeachment resulting in the removal of office. 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. Senators have offices in Washington D.C. and often in several locations in their home states to address concerns of the citizens they represent. The yearly salary for a United States Senator 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 [email protected]

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