State Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse
Information Related to Hawaiʻi's November 6, 2018 State Constitutional Convention Referendum
Primary Election, August 11, 2018.
The following data were compiled from a Civil Beat survey, Hawaii Elections 2018: Primary Ballot.
For a statistical profile of the results below, see Snider, J.H., Analysis of Candidate Position Statements on the Nov. 6 ConCon Referendum, Hawai’i Free Press, August 3, 2018. This analysis only includes candidate position statements submitted as of August 2, 2018.
Note that a wide screen is necessary to view the following tables. Without a large screen, the comments won’t be readable. Position statements submitted after August 2, 2018 are marked in Brown.
The political party codes are as follows: D = Democrat, R = Republican, I = Independent, L = Libertarian, G = Green Party, C = Constitution, N = Nonpartisan, NS = Nonpartisan Special. The categorical positions on the referendum are Y = Yes, N = No, P = Punted on staking out a position. The numerical rankings on the position statement are: 5 = Support, 4 = Hedged Support, 3 = Neutral, 2 = Hedged Opposition, 1 = Opposition. J.H. Snider assigned the position categories and numerical rankings based on a candidate’s written statement.
Candidates for Governor
Candidates for Lieutenant Governor
Candidates for State Senate
Candidates for State House
Senator Laura Thielen has published a blog post supporting a yes vote. See We Need a Hawaii Constitutional Convention, Senator Laura Thielen, October 1, 2018.
Governor David Ige during August 1, 2018 interview with Civic Beat Reporter Chad Blair. Ige comments about the upcoming constitutional convention referendum for three-and-a-half minutes 23 minutes and 50 seconds before the interview ended.
Republican State House incumbent Gene Ward didn’t answer the Civic Beat survey but has elsewhere expressed his support for calling a convention. He expresses his support at the 17 minute mark. Former Senate Minority Leader Sam Slom expresses his support at the 21 minute mark.
Candidates for Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees
The Hawaii State Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse did not compile candidate positions on the state constitutional convention referendum for this office. To see the raw data, go to Hawaii Elections 2018: Primary Ballot, published by Civil Beat.