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Statewide offices and replacements

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Currently, when statewide elected officials resign or their seat becomes suddenly vacant, the governor chooses a replacement. The figures below represent how pollers feel replacements should be selected for statewide offices.

When a statewide office becomes vacant, how should a replacement be chosen?


Percentage Number
of voters
Appointed by governor alone 22.2 170
Appointed by governor with
approval of legislature
41.2 315
Special election should be called 36.6 280

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