Reminder from State Ethics Commission

The State Ethics Commission has issued the following reminder about the prohibited use of State email systems for campaign purposes.






September 7, 2010


          Hawaii is well into its election season and campaign activities by political candidates are under way.  The Hawaii State Ethics Commission would like to remind all state officials and state employees about the restrictions that the State Ethics Code, Chapter 84, Hawaii Revised Statutes, places on the use of State e-mail.  The Commission has issued a publication, “PROHIBITED USE OF STATE E-MAIL FOR CAMPAIGN PURPOSES” that provides important information.  To obtain this publication, click here:


          To obtain other publications relevant to campaign activities that have been issued by the Commission to date, click here:  Please also check for publication updates on the Commission’s website at              


          Please forward this memorandum to the officials and employees in your state agency.  If any state boards or commissions are within your agency or are attached to your agency, please forward this memorandum to the members of those boards or commissions as well.  Thank you for your assistance in this matter.


          If you have any questions about the State Ethics Code and campaign activities by state officials and employees, please contact the Hawaii State Ethics Commission at (808) 587-0460 or [email protected].