State Convention



The 2018 Democratic Party of Hawaii State Convention will be held on Hawaii Island in Waikoloa. The theme this year will be: Unity – Solidarity – Sustainability “Pūpūkāhi i holomua.” Unite in order to progress. Cheers to an amazing convention—we'll see you there!


Delegate Registration Fees:

Early Bird Regular
Neighbor Island $185.00 $200.00
Hawaii County $200.00 $225.00

Day of Convention Registration Fee – Add $25

2018 State Convention Registration Form
(Download and mail form with appropriate registration fee)

To register online

Scholarships Available

We have a limited number of partial scholarships to offer for those for whom the registration fee is prohibitive. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please contact Democratic Party of Hawai'i State Treasurer Tambry Young at 

Event Details

2018 Convention Committee Selection Process and Meeting Rules

DPH Standing Rules for 2018 State Convention

Automatic Delegates are as follows per DPH Bylaws Article VI, Section 2A & 2B:

Incumbent Party Chairperson, National Committeeman and National Committeewoman, State Central Committee Members, Incumbent and Immediate Past County at-Large Representatives to the State Central Committee, District Chairpersons, Incumbent and Immediate Past County Chairpersons, including ex-officio members of the State Central Committee, former Democratic Governors, former Democratic Lieutenant Governors,  former Democratic Party Chairpersons and all currently elected State & County officials that are members of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i.


Saturday & SUNDAY
MAY 26-27
8AM - 5PM

Hilton Waikoloa 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, Hawaii, 96738

Hotel Website (for general information about the hotel – links for booking rooms are below)
Room Rate: $179/night for Delegates & Convention Guests. Reservations MUST be made through these links in order to get the convention rate (NO phone call requests). Reserve a room in the Ocean Tower

For questions please call DPH HQ: 
(808) 596-2980


Please bring your own reusable water bottle and reusable coffee cup to help reduce waste.

Mahalo to everyone who plans to participate and especially to the party members who have put in many volunteer hours to prepare for this gathering. We look forward to May 26-28th being a great day for moving forward our Democratic values and vision!