Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorney

Employer / Organization

Hawaii County

Next Election

Aug 08, 2020

Filing Window

Feb 01, 2020 - Jun 02, 2020


The prosecuting attorney is the chief prosecutor for the county, representing the government in criminal cases. The prosecuting attorney investigates crimes, decides whether or not to bring charges against suspects, negotiates plea bargains, and tries cases before juries or judges.

Application Guidelines
If you would like to be included on the ballot for county office, follow these three steps. 1) Contact the county elections board. The elections board can provide information about the availability of filing papers and answer questions regarding nominating petitions and other ballot procedures. 2) Arrange to pick up required paperwork. 3) Return your completed paperwork within the designated filing window. All candidates must participate in the primary election—independent candidates appear on a nonpartisan ballot.

Submit application to:
Hawaii County Clerk, 25 Aupuni Street, Hilo, HI, 96720, US