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HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut’s Democratic governor announced Thursday the formation of a new working group to explore options and come up with a legislative proposal allowing ranked-choice voting in certain elections in the state.

Gov. Ned Lamont, who made a campaign promise to propose ranked-choice voting legislation, said he wants the bipartisan group to develop recommendations by the end of 2024 that would allow municipalities and political parties to use ranked-choice voting in caucuses, conventions, primaries, and certain municipal elections.

Will benefit our voters

“It has been used with success in other states throughout the U.S. for many years, and there is a growing consensus in Connecticut that enacting this system here will benefit our voters,” Lamont said in a written statement.

Lamont’s working group, chaired by Democratic Sen. Cathy Osten and Republican Sen. Tony Hwang, is tentatively scheduled to meet for the first time on June 14. The new General Assembly session begins Jan. 8, 2025.

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