Honolulu mayoral election, 2012
|Elections in Hawaii|
The 2012 Honolulu mayoral election was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, to elect the Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu. Kirk Caldwell was elected mayor, beating opponent and former Hawaii governor Ben Cayetano.
The position of Mayor of Honolulu is non-partisan. A non-partisan blanket primary was held on 11 August 2012. Because no candidate received an outright majority of the vote in the primary, the top two finishers, Ben Cayetano and Kirk Caldwell, advanced to the November general election runoff. Incumbent Independent mayor Peter Carlisle was seeking a first full term in office but finished third in the primary and did not proceed to the runoff election.
- Kirk Caldwell, former Acting Mayor of Honolulu and Managing Director of Honolulu (Voter registration: Democratic)
- Ben Cayetano, former Governor of Hawaii (Voter registration: Democratic)
- Peter Carlisle, incumbent Mayor (Voter registration: Independent). Received third in primary election and was eliminated.
- Khistina Caldwell Dejean, unsuccessful candidate for mayor in 2010 Received fourth in primary election and was eliminated.
|Merriman River/Civil Beat||July 31–August 2, 2012||1,098||± 3.0%||24%||19%||51%||4%|
|Merriman River/Civil Beat||June 5–7, 2012||799||± 3.5%||23%||21%||44%||12%|
|Merriman River/Civil Beat||February 26–27, 2012||1,172||± 2.9%||16%||21%||53%||9%|
|Independent||Peter Carlisle (incumbent)||51,101||24.8|
|Nonpartisan||Khistina Caldwell Dejean||1,289||0.6|
|Civil Beat||October 24–26, 2012||886||± 3.3%||45%||50%||5%|
|Hawaii News Now - Star Advertiser||October 15–22, 2012||552||± 4.2%||53%||42%||5%|
|Civil Beat||September 26–28, 2012||1,257||± 2.8%||42%||51%||7%|
|Pacific Resource Partnership||August 16–20, 2012||700||± 3.7%||47%||45%||8%|
|33||Aiea R. Summit||62.7||37.3|
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- Gutierrez, Ben (January 16, 2012). "Ben Cayetano announces Honolulu mayoral bid". Hawaii News Now. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
- Levine, Michael (June 8, 2012). "The Other Mayoral Candidate". Honolulu Civil Beat. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
- "PRIMARY ELECTION 2012 - State of Hawaii - Statewide" (PDF). State Of Hawaii Office of Elections. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
- "Hawaii General 2012 – State of Hawaii – City and County of Honolulu, Final Summary Report" (PDF). State of Hawaii Office of Elections. November 20, 2016. Retrieved August 22, 2016.