Article: Wyoming lawmakers to consider changes to statewide elections

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Wyoming lawmakers to consider changes to statewide elections

A legislative committee in Wyoming has voted to pursue legislation that would significantly change the way statewide elections are run as early as next year, including a bill that would create a rank-choice system and another bill that would institute an open primary.

The state Legislature’s Joint Committee on Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivision voted Monday to draft the two bills after initially discussing legislation that would require a runoff if a candidate did not receive a certain portion of the vote, the Casper Star-Tribune reported Monday. But many were unsure if that approach would be feasible by next year’s election.

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