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Page: BACKGROUND INFORMATION
1. I AM A: (check one)
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Percent
Response
Count
Candidate
23.7%27
Chairperson
1.8%2
Deputy Chairperson 0.0%0
Treasurer
38.6%44
Deputy Treasurer
4.4%5
Member of Media
1.8%2
Member of Open/Good Government Group
0.9%1
Other
28.9%33

2. I BELONG TO A: (check one)
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Percent
Response
Count
Candidate Committee
51.8%59
Noncandidate Committee
20.2%23
Corporation
5.3%6
Media Outlet
1.8%2
Open/Good Government Group
1.8%2
N/A
19.3%22

3. I AM FROM (i.e., address): (check one)
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Percent
Response
Count
Oahu
63.2%72
Hawaii
19.3%22
Kauai
4.4%5
Lanai 0.0%0
Maui
6.1%7
Molokai 0.0%0
Outside State of Hawaii
7.0%8

4. AS A COMMITTEE/CORPORATION, WE HAVE FILED CAMPAIGN SPENDING REPORTS SINCE: (enter year or approximate year as YYYY)
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Page: COMMUNICATION/ACCESS
5. I HAVE OBTAINED CAMPAIGN SPENDING INFORMATION FROM THE FOLLOWING SOURCES: (check all that apply)
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Packet of material received upon filing as a candidate with the Office of Elections or County Clerk’s Office
45.5%46
Commission Office/Staff
66.3%67
Commission Website
81.2%82
Commission Social Media Site (i.e., Facebook, Twitter)
8.9%9
Commission Email System
34.7%35
Commission Newsletter
41.6%42
Commission Training Class
28.7%29
Political Party
4.0%4
Trade Organization, Association or Union
3.0%3
Attorney
5.0%5
Certified Public Accountant
2.0%2
Paid Consultant
2.0%2
Other (please specify) (Field limited to 50 characters)
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6. I HAVE CALLED THE COMMISSION OFFICE TO OBTAIN INFORMATION: (check one)
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
88.1%89
No
11.9%12

7. I HAVE VISITED THE COMMISSION OFFICE TO OBTAIN INFORMATION: (check one)
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
43.6%44
No
56.4%57

8. I HAVE "LIKED" THE COMMISSION’S FACEBOOK PAGE: (check one)
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes (Continue to Question 9)
16.8%17
No (Skip to Question 10)
83.2%84

9. IF SO, DO YOU FIND THE COMMISSION'S FACEBOOK POSTS TO BE INFORMATIVE AND HELPFUL: (check one)
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
80.0%16
No
20.0%4

10. IF NOT, DO YOU PLAN TO "LIKE" THE COMMISSION’S FACEBOOK PAGE AT FACEBOOK.COM/HICSC: (check one)
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
33.3%27
No
66.7%54

11. I AM "FOLLOWING" THE COMMISSION’S TWITTER PAGE: (check one)
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes (Continue to Question 12)
5.9%6
No (Skip to Question 13)
94.1%95

12. IF SO, DO YOU FIND THE COMMISSION'S TWITTERS POSTS ("TWEETS") TO BE INFORMATIVE AND HELPFUL: (check one)
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
66.7%6
No
33.3%3

13. IF NOT, DO YOU PLAN TO "FOLLOW" THE COMMISSION'S TWITTER PAGE AT TWITTER.COM/HICSC: (check one)
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
15.6%14
No
84.4%76

14. I HAVE "SUBSCRIBED" TO THE COMMISSION’S EMAIL SYSTEM TO RECEIVE EMAILS FROM THE COMMISSION: (check one)
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes (Continue to Question 15)
52.5%53
No (Skip to Question 16)
47.5%48

15. IF SO, DO YOU FIND THE COMMISSION'S EMAILS TO BE INFORMATIVE AND HELPFUL: (check one)
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
70.5%43
No
3.3%2
Not Sure
26.2%16

16. IF NOT, DO YOU PLAN TO "SUBSCRIBE" TO THE COMMISSION'S EMAIL SYSTEM: (check one)
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
69.2%36
No
30.8%16

17. WITH RESPECT TO THE COMMISSION’S BIANNUAL NEWSLETTER, PLEASE SELECT THE APPROPRIATE RESPONSE: (check one)
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Percent
Response
Count
I receive and read the newsletter and would like the Commission to continue publishing the newsletter
53.5%54
I receive the newsletter but for whatever reason I do not read the newsletter
3.0%3
I do not receive the newsletter, but I plan to subscribe to the e-newsletter
24.8%25
I am indifferent on this matter
18.8%19
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18. LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS ON HOW THE COMMISSION CAN IMPROVE OUR COMMUNICATION WITH YOU: (Field limited to 250 characters)
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Page: EDUCATION/TRAINING
19. I HAVE ATTENDED THE FOLLOWING TRAINING CLASSES HELD BY THE COMMISSION: (check all that apply)
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Percent
Response
Count
Candidate Committee
27.0%27
Noncandidate Committee
8.0%8
Partial Public Funding
3.0%3
Hawaii County Council Comprehensive Public Funding
4.0%4
Electronic Filing System
18.0%18
Never Attended
51.0%51
N/A
15.0%15

20. IF YOU ATTENDED TRAINING, WHEN DID YOU LAST ATTEND: (check one)
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Percent
Response
Count
Last 6 months
11.0%11
Last 1-3 years
12.0%12
More than 3 years ago
12.0%12
N/A
65.0%65

21. IF YOU NEVER ATTENDED TRAINING, PLEASE INDICATE WHY: (check all that apply)
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Percent
Response
Count
Training not offered at a time compatible with my schedule
22.0%22
Training not at a convenient location
7.0%7
Did not know about the training
17.0%17
I prefer to obtain campaign spending information from other sources (i.e., Commission Website, Guidebooks, E-Learning Videos, etc.)
14.0%14
No interest
6.0%6
N/A
44.0%44
Other (please specify) (Field limited to 50 characters)
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22. I HAVE VIEWED THE FOLLOWING E-LEARNING VIDEOS ON THE COMMISSION'S WEBSITE: (check all that pply)
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Percent
Response
Count
Candidate Committee
13.0%13
Noncandidate Committee
4.0%4
Partial Public Funding
6.0%6
Hawaii County Council Comprehensive Public Funding
1.0%1
Never Viewed
71.0%71
N/A
13.0%13

23. IF THE E-LEARNING VIDEOS WERE NEVER VIEWED, DID YOU KNOW THEY WERE AVAILABLE ON THE COMMISSION’S WEBSITE: (check one)
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
23.0%23
No
57.0%57
N/A
20.0%20

24. I HAVE VIEWED THE FOLLOWING GUIDEBOOKS ON THE COMMISSION’S WEBSITE: (check all that apply)
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Candidate Committee
51.0%51
Treasurer
47.0%47
Noncandidate Committee
25.0%25
Partial Public Funding
17.0%17
Hawaii County Council Comprehensive Public Funding
13.0%13
Candidate Filing System
39.0%39
Noncandidate Committee Filing System
15.0%15
Corporate Reporting System
11.0%11
Never Viewed
20.0%20
N/A
7.0%7

25. IF THE GUIDEBOOKS WERE NEVER VIEWED, DID YOU KNOW THEY WERE AVAILABLE ON THE COMMISSION’S WEBSITE: (check one)
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
32.0%32
No
23.0%23
N/A
45.0%45

26. I HAVE VISITED THE COMMISSION’S WEBSITE FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS: (check all that apply)
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Percent
Response
Count
To check out “What’s New”
39.0%39
To view reports filed by candidate committees
65.0%65
To view reports filed by noncandidate committees
28.0%28
To view reports filed by corporations
19.0%19
To view fundraiser notices filed by candidate committees
24.0%24
To view fundraiser notices filed by noncandidate committees
12.0%12
To view independent expenditure committee information
19.0%19
To access campaign finance laws and rules
60.0%60
To access advisory opinions
24.0%24
To electronically file disclosure reports
65.0%65
To access information on filing reports
48.0%48
To access guidebooks
51.0%51
To access forms
54.0%54
To access e-learning videos
13.0%13
To obtain information on contribution limits
48.0%48
To obtain information on public funding programs
22.0%22
To access Commission meeting agendas and/or minutes
13.0%13
To access the Commission’s newsletter
16.0%16
To review the Commission’s strategic plan
6.0%6
To view campaign finance statistics from past elections
17.0%17
To obtain contact information for the Commission
40.0%40
Other (please specify) (Field limited to 50 characters)
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27. PLEASE IDENTIFY ANY COMMISSION TRAINING CLASS, E-LEARNING VIDEO, GUIDEBOOK, WEBSITE OR OTHER RESOURCE WHICH YOU HAVE FOUND HELPFUL AND TELL US WHY: (Field limited to 250 characters)
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Page: PUBLIC FUNDING
28. AS A CANDIDATE COMMITTEE, WE HAVE QUALIFIED FOR AND RECEIVED PUBLIC FUNDING: (check one)
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
14.1%14
No
34.3%34
N/A
51.5%51

29. INDICATE WHICH PUBLIC FUNDING WAS RECEIVED: (check one)
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Partial Public Funding
7.1%7
Hawaii County Council Comprehensive Public Funding
7.1%7
N/A
85.9%85

30. I AM A SUPPORTER OF PUBLIC FUNDING: (check one)
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes (Continue to Question 31)
47.5%47
No (Skip to Question 32)
19.2%19
N/A
33.3%33

31. IF SO, WHY: (Field limited to 100 characters)
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32. IF NOT, WHY: (Field limited to 100 characters)
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Page: OTHER
33. DID YOU KNOW THAT THE COMMISSION’S OPERATIONS AND PUBLIC FUNDING PROGRAMS ARE DEPENDENT ON THE $3 CHECK-OFF ON YOUR STATE INCOME TAX FORM? (check one)
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
61.5%59
No
38.5%37

34. DID YOU KNOW THAT CHECKING THE $3 CHECK-OFF DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR TAX LIABILITY OR DECREASE YOUR REFUND? (check one)
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
67.7%65
No
32.3%31

35. WILL YOU PLEASE HELP US AND REMEMBER TO CHECK THE $3 CHECK-OFF ON YOUR NEXT STATE INCOME TAX FORM? (check one)
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
74.0%71
No
26.0%25

36. ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT NONCANDIDATE COMMITTEES MAKING SOLELY INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES (i.e., “Super PACS”)? (check one)
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
65.6%63
No
34.4%33

37. IF SO, PLEASE NOTE YOUR CONCERNS: (Field limited to 100 characters)
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38. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO PROVIDE ANY OTHER COMMENTS CONCERNING THE CAMPAIGN SPENDING COMMISSION: (Field limited to 500 characters)
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