You have no statewide Initiative & Referendum rights. There is an initiative process at the county level.


See the results of a poll on support for statewide initiative & referendum here.

Grade: D

Click here to view Hawaii’s individual report in Of the People, By the People, For the People: A 2010 Report Card on Statewide Voter Initiative Rights.

State Balloting Process

How to bring the ballot initiative process to Hawaii


Hawaii’s territorial Democratic Party convention of 1907 passed a
resolution in favor of I&R, but until the 1950s the territorial government was
dominated by Republicans who opposed the initiative process… Read More

Ballot Qualifications & Schedule

There is currently no statewide initiative or referendum in Hawaii. Join Citizens in Charge Foundation and volunteer to help organize your state.