Honolulu mayoral election, 2012

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Honolulu mayoral election, 2012
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Nominee Kirk Caldwell Ben Cayetano
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 155,664 133,154
Percentage 53.9% 46.1%

Mayor before election

Peter Carlisle
Independent

Elected Mayor

Kirk Caldwell
Democratic

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.[1] 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.[2]

Candidates[edit]

Kirk Caldwell announces his second run for mayor, January 2012

Eliminated[edit]

  • Peter Carlisle, incumbent Mayor[2] (Voter registration: Independent). Received third in primary election and was eliminated.
  • Khistina Caldwell Dejean, unsuccessful candidate for mayor in 2010[5] Received fourth in primary election and was eliminated.

Primary[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Kirk
Caldwell
Peter
Carlisle
Ben
Cayetano
Undecided
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%

Results[edit]

Honolulu mayoral primary election, 2012[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Cayetano 90,956 44.1
Democratic Kirk Caldwell 59,963 29.1
Independent Peter Carlisle (incumbent) 51,101 24.8
Blank Votes 2,678 1.3
Nonpartisan Khistina Caldwell Dejean 1,289 0.6
Over Votes 47 0.0
Total votes 206,034 100

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Kirk
Caldwell
Ben
Cayetano
Undecided
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%

Results[edit]

Results, Honolulu mayoral general election, November 6, 2012[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Kirk Caldwell 157,714 52.9
Nonpartisan Ben Cayetano 134,740 45.2
Blank votes 5827 2.0
Over votes 58 0.0
Total votes 298,339 100

By district[edit]

[citation needed]

District Neighborhoods Caldwell Cayetano
17 Hawaii Kai 49.7% 50.3%
18 Kuliouou Niu 46.7 53.3
19 Waialae Kahala 48.2 51.8
20 Wilhelmina 52 48
21 Kapiolani 54.3 45.7
22 Waikiki 52.7 47.3
23 Manoa UH 56.2 43.8
24 Makiki Pawaa 52.2 47.8
25 Punchbowl 52.5 47.5
26 Downtown 53.8 46.2
27 Alewa Hghts 51.1 48.9
28 Kapalama 42.6 57.4
29 Iwilei 48.4 51.6
30 HNL 41.8 58.2
31 Shafter 55.9 44.1
32 Tripler 56.4 43.6
33 Aiea R. Summit 62.7 37.3
34 Pacific Palsds 61.8 38.2
35 Pearl Waipio 59.2 40.8
36 Mili Mauka 63.2 36.7
37 Waikele 62 38
38 Waipahu 48.7 51.3
39 Kunia/Park 60 40
40 Iroquois 57.1 42.9
41 Ewa Villages 59.6 40.4
42 Kap/Makakilo 65.1 34.9
43 Ko Olina 57.2 42.8
44 Waianae 51.9 48.1
45 Schofield 55.8 44.2
46 Wahiawa 55.9 44.1
47 Haleiwa 49.7 50.3
48 Ahuimanu 50 50
49 Aikahi 52.2 47.8
50 KMCBH 45.5 54.5
51 Enchanted Lks 49.1 50.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Epler, Patti. "Honolulu Mayoral Election 2012". Honolulu Civil Beat. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Marx, Erin (June 4, 2012). "Mayor Carlisle files for re-election". Hawaii News Now. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ Gutierrez, Ben (January 12, 2012). "Caldwell Enters Honolulu Mayor's Race". Hawaii News Now. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ Gutierrez, Ben (January 16, 2012). "Ben Cayetano announces Honolulu mayoral bid". Hawaii News Now. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ Levine, Michael (June 8, 2012). "The Other Mayoral Candidate". Honolulu Civil Beat. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ "PRIMARY ELECTION 2012 - State of Hawaii - Statewide" (PDF). State Of Hawaii Office of Elections. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  7. ^ "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. 

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