Reapportionment Commission

Reapportionment ensures each political district has been created equally using census data. Reapportionment is conducted every ten (10) years following the census. A commission is formed pursuant to Article IV of the Hawaii State Constitution and Section 25, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to review the distribution of the population and re-draw the political districts to ensure that citizens are equally represented. The 2021 Reapportionment Commission has adopted the final maps that will be used beginning with the 2022 Elections till the next scheduled reapportionment in 2031.

2021 Reapportionment Commission

2021 Reapportionment Commission Final Report and Plans - Report submitted by the 2021 Reapportionment Commission to the Legislature  pursuant to Article IV, Section 4, Hawaii State Constitution, and Section 25-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes. The report addresses the plans adopted by the Commission to govern the election of the members of the next five legislatures of the State of Hawaii and the election of the representatives of the State of Hawaii to the United States House of Representatives for the next five congresses, commencing with the 2022 Elections.


Maps of the 2021 Reapportionment Plan and Metes and Bounds

CountyDistrict Boundary Descriptions
County of HawaiiMetes and Bounds
County of MauiMetes and Bounds
County of KauaiMetes and Bounds
City & County of HonoluluMetes and Bounds
DateAgendaVideoTestimonyWritten Summary for Video Record
April 13, 2021View AgendaView VideoNoneSummary will be available 24 hours following the adjournment of the meeting.

The Reapportionment Commission is composed of the following:

  • Two (2) members are selected by the Senate President
  • Two (2) members are selected by the House Speaker
  • Two (2) members are selected by a member of the Senate who is chosen by his/her peers who belong to a different political party from the Senate President
  • Two (2) members are selected by a member of the House who is chosen by his/her peers who belong to a different political party from the House Speaker
  • One (1) member is selected by three-fourths vote (6 votes) of the Reapportionment Commission to serve as Chairperson
The Commission conducts public hearings and consults with the Advisory Council of each basic island unit during the preparation of the reapportionment plan. Within one hundred (100) days from the date all members of the commission are certified, the proposed reapportionment plan must be completed, and public notice will be given statewide. After publication of the reapportionment plan, the Commission must hold at least one (1) public hearing on the proposed plan in each basic island unit. After the public hearings, the Commission may revise the proposed plan, if necessary.

The final reapportionment plan must be filed with the chief election officer within one hundred fifty (150) days from the date all members of the commission are certified. Public notice of the final reapportionment plan will be given statewide.

An Advisory Council from each basic island unit is established to serve in an advisory capacity to the commission for matters affecting its island unit. Each of the four (4) officials designated as selecting authorities for the commission, will also select one person for each basic island unit. Each council will elect its own chairperson and may elect other officers.

The basic island units are:

  • Island of Hawaii
  • Islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai, and Kahoolawe
  • Island of Oahu
  • Islands of Kauai and Niihau

Past Reapportionment Plans

JurisdictionDescriptionDocuments
State of Hawaii2011 Legislative Reapportionment Plan2011 Legislative Reapportionment Plan
State of Hawaii2011 Legislative Reapportionment Plan2011 Congressional Reapportionment Plan
State of Hawaii2011 Final Report and Reapportionment Plans*Part 1 Executive Summary and Report
State of Hawaii2011 Final Report and Reapportionment Plans*Part 2 Appendices A-G
State of Hawaii2012 Supplement - Legislative Reapportionment Plan and Senate Staggered Terms (3-30-2012)Part 1 Executive Summary and Report
State of Hawaii2012 Supplement - Legislative Reapportionment Plan and Senate Staggered Terms (3-30-2012)Part 2 Appendices A-H
*On January 4, 2012, the Hawaii Supreme Court invalidated the 2011 Legislative Reapportionment Plan. The Congressional Reapportionment Plan was not invalidated. On March 8, 2012, the Commission adopted a new Legislative Reapportionment Plan, see Supplement published March 30, 2012.
CountyDescriptionSenateHouse
County of HawaiiLegislative Plan SummarySenateHouse
County of MauiLegislative Plan SummarySenateHouse
County of KauaiLegislative Plan SummarySenateHouse
City & County of HonoluluLegislative Plan SummarySenateHouse
Maps depicting congressional, senatorial, and representative districts boundaries based on the most recent reapportionment. Click on the Map Name to open the map.
COUNTYMAP NAMEDESCRIPTION
County of HawaiiCounty of Hawaii Island of Hawaii
County of HawaiiHawaii #1 Hilo
County of HawaiiHawaii #2 Puna
County of HawaiiHawaii #3 Kailua-Kona
County of HawaiiHawaii #4 Waimea
County of MauiCounties of Maui & Kalawao Islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai & Kahoolawe
County of MauiMaui #1 Wailuku & Kahului
County of MauiMaui #2 Paia, Haiku, Makawao & Pukulani
County of MauiMaui #3 Kihei & Kula
County of MauiMaui #4 Wailea, Makena & Ulupalakua
County of KauaiCounty of Kauai Islands of Kauai & Niihau
County of KauaiKauai #1 Lihue, Poipu & Kalaheo
County of KauaiKauai #2 Kapaa, Wailua & Hanamaulu
City & County of HonoluluCity & County of Honolulu Island of Oahu
City & County of HonoluluOahu #1 Kailua & Kaneohe
City & County of HonoluluOahu #2 Waimanalo, Hawaii Kai & Aina Haina
City & County of HonoluluOahu #3 Downtown Honolulu
City & County of HonoluluOahu #4 Salt Lake, Pearl City & Iroquois Point
City & County of HonoluluOahu #5 Waipahu, Ewa Beach & Kapolei
City & County of HonoluluOahu #6 Waiawa, Mililani & Waipio
City & County of HonoluluOahu #7 Waianae, Makaha & Nanakuli
City & County of HonoluluOahu #8 Haleiwa, Waialua
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Last Updated on February 25, 2022