POSTED: 6:46 a.m. HST, Jul 20, 2010
Candidates running for elected office in Hawaii this fall must file for office by the end of the day today.
The filing deadline marks the official beginning of the campaign season, although many candidates have been campaigning for months already.
The primary election will be held Sept. 18, and the general election is Nov. 2.
Hawaii voters will decide on their governor, lieutenant governor, congressional representatives, all 51 state House members, eight of 25 state senators, Board of Education members and Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees.
County councils will be selected, along with mayors on Oahu, Maui and Kauai.