NOTICE OF INTENTION TO DISQUALIFY THE HAWAII INDEPENDENT PARTY
I, SCOTT T. NAGO, Chief Election Officer of the State of Hawaii, hereby provide this notice of intention to disqualify the Hawaii Independent Party due to it not meeting the requirements of Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) §11-61(b). Specifically, it did not have candidates running for any office in HRS §11-61(b) whose term had expired. The offices in HRS §11-61(b) are U.S. Representative and any office voted upon by all the voters in the State. If it had met this requirement, it would still have been required to satisfy at least one of the following vote requirements:
1. at least ten per cent of all votes cast for any of the offices voted upon by all the voters in the State; or in at least fifty per cent of the congressional districts; or
2. at least four per cent of all the votes cast for all the offices of state senator statewide; or
3. at least four per cent of all the votes cast for all the offices of state representative statewide; or
4. at least two per cent of all the votes cast for all the offices of state senate and all the offices of state representative combined statewide.
If an officer of the party whose name is on file with the chief election officer desires a hearing on this notice of intention to disqualify, the officer of the party shall, not later than 4:30 p.m. on the tenth day after service by mail or not later than 4:30 p.m. on the tenth day after the last day upon which the public notice is given in any county, whichever is later, file an affidavit with the chief election officer setting forth facts showing the reasons why the party should not be disqualified. The chief election officer shall call a hearing not later than twenty days following receipt of the affidavit. The chief election officer shall notify by certified or registered mail the officer of the party who filed the affidavit of the date, time, and place of the hearing. In addition, public notice of the hearing shall be given not later than five days prior to the day of the hearing. The chief election officer shall render the chief election officer’s decision not later than 4:30 p.m. on the seventh day following the hearing. If the party does not file the affidavit within the time specified, this notice of intention to disqualify shall constitute final disqualification. A party thus disqualified shall have the right to requalify as a new party by following the procedures of HRS §11-62.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set
my hand and caused the Great Seal of the
State of Hawaii to be affixed.
DONE at the Office of Elections, in Pearl City,
State of Hawaii, this twenty fourth day of February 2017.
SCOTT T. NAGO, Chief Election Officer
State of Hawaii