Hawaii State Senator Les Ihara has introduced SB 223, to permit write-in voting in all Hawaii elections, primaries and general elections alike. Senator Ihara has been in the State Senate since 1994, and has introduced similar bills many times in the past. He is Majority Policy Leader in the State Senate.
Hawaii has never permitted write-in voting. The preamble to SB 223 points out that in 2012, as in many past elections, Hawaii has had the lowest voter turnout of any state.