Applicants Sought for Chair of the Elections Commission

Hawai`i Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald is seeking applicants for Chair of the Hawai`i State Elections Commission.

The chief justice is required to promptly fill any elections commission member vacancy not filled within the statutorily required time. (See Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 11-7(c)).

Anyone interested in serving as Chair of the Hawai`i Elections Commission should submit a cover letter and resume that include the following information:

  • A statement explaining why you are qualified to serve as Commission chairperson
  • Your education and employment history
  • The names of any immediate relatives who serve in elected office or any other information that may be considered in determining whether there is any potential conflict of interest if you were to be appointed chair
  • A disclosure of any pending litigation, tax, criminal or other matter that may present a potential conflict of interest with the duties of the Commission, or that may cause your integrity to be questioned
  • Three references

Cover letters and resumes may be sent to:

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald
Supreme Court of Hawai`i
417 S. King Street
Honolulu, HI  96813
Fax: 808-539-4703
Email: chiefjustice@courts.hawaii.gov

Resumes must be post-marked, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered no later than Thursday, April 5, 2012.

The names of all applicants will be made public.

 More information about the Hawai`i State Elections Commission can be found on the Commission’s website.

For more information, contact the public affairs office at 808-539-4909 or via email at pao@courts.state.hi.us.

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