Hawaii is holding primary elections on Saturday. Hawaii holds its elections almost entirely by mail, and the last in-person voting sites close at 7 p.m. local time, or 1 a.m. ET. 



There'll be at least one new face in the Aloha State's solidly Democratic congressional delegation next year. 

Freshman Democratic Rep. Kai Kahele in April told leadership he was running for governor rather than reelection, joining a slew of others looking to succeed term-limited incumbent Democratic Gov. David Ige. The half-dozen Democratic candidates vying to fill Kahele's open seat include Hawaii state representative David Branco, former Hawaii state senator Jill Tokuda, as well as first-time candidates Nicole Gi, Brendan Schultz, Steven Sparks, and Kyle Yoshida. 

Five-term Democratic Rep. Ed. Case is being challenged by attorney Sergio Aclubilla. Case got 72% of the vote in 2020. 

Across the Capitol, two-term Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz is being challenged by returning congressional hopeful Stave Tatali, who got less than 1% of the vote when he ran for a House seat in 2016 and filed to run for Senate in 2012 but didn't appear on the certified candidate list of the primary ballot. Schatz got 74% of the vote in 2016. 

Governor and lieutenant governor


The leading contenders in the race to replace incumbent Democratic Gov. David Ige include incumbent Lt. Gov. Joshua Green, single-term Democratic Rep. Kai Kahele, and first-time candidate Vicky Cayetano, a successful businessman who is also married to former Gov. Ben Cayetano. 

The half-dozen Democratic candidates vying to fill the vacancy left by Green entering the governor's race include Hawaii state representative Sylvia Luke, former Honolulu city councilman Ikaika Anderson, failed 2018 House hopeful Sam Puletasi, along with first-time candidates Keith Amemiya, Daniel Cunningham, and Sherry Menor-McNamara. 

Democrats have retained unified control of the state government since 2011. 

State legislative primaries


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