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Primary disagreements

Run-off election off table, open primary and ranked choice still in play

On hearing that it would be impossible to introduce run-off elections in time for the 2022 elections, the Joint Corporations, Elections & Political Subdivisions Committee has opted to not move ahead with legislation to do so. However, ranked choice or open primaries are still on the table for now.

After hearing two hours of testimony from the Secretary of State’s Office and Wyoming’s county clerks at its meeting last week, the committee realized the time window is too narrow for all the necessary steps, says Senator Ogden Driskill, co-chairman of the committee.

The senator agrees that...

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