Hawaii Recount Laws

8/7/2020 Update Note:
In 2019, Hawaii passed legislation requiring close-vote-margin recounts.  See HI Rev. Stat. 11-158.  For recount procedures, see Hawaii Administrative Rule 3-177-763


The information below updated 7/15/2018 using the 2017 Hawaii Revised Statutes.

The only option for a recount in Hawaii is via the State Supreme Court: HI Rev. Stat. 11-172 states: "With respect to any election, any candidate, or qualified political party directly interested, or any thirty voters of any election district, may file a complaint in the supreme court.  The complaint shall set forth any cause or causes, such as but not limited to, provable fraud, overages, or underages, that could cause a difference in the election results.  The complaint shall also set forth any reasons for reversing, correcting, or changing the decisions of the precinct officials or the officials at a counting center in an election using the electronic voting system."


Voting System Used: 

Mixed paper ballot and DREs with VVPAT

For more details, visit Verified Voting.

State Has Audit Laws: