It’s primary day in Vermont. Why do voters there choose a governor every 2 years?

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Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, Republican Gov. Phil Scott wears a mask as he takes the Oath of Office on the steps of the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt., beginning his third two-year term. Vermont is one of two states that holds elections for governor every two years.

Vermont’s Republican governor, Phil Scott, is on the ballot today, just like he was in 2016, 2018 and 2020. Why is that and will it ever change?

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