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Office of the Vermont Attorney General

2003 Opinions

TO: Senator William Doyle, Chair Senate Government Operations Committee
FROM: William H. Sorrell, Attorney General (prepared by William E. Griffin, Chief Assistant Attorney General)
DATED: February 24, 2003
RE: Voter approval of a constitutional amendment is legally required before the runoff system can be applied to elections
for the offices of governor, lieutenant governor and treasurer.  A constitutional amendment is not legally required for the
other statewide offices, and the Legislature could change these voting procedures without voter participation. INFORMAL OPINION.