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Arms of the State of Vermont
|Government of Vermont|
|Term length||2 years, no term limits|
|Constituting instrument||Constitution of Vermont|
|Precursor||Governor of the Vermont Republic|
|Inaugural holder||Thomas Chittenden|
|Deputy||Lieutenant Governor of Vermont|
The governor of Vermont is the head of government of Vermont. The officeholder is elected in even-numbered years by direct voting for a term of 2 years. Vermont and bordering New Hampshire are the only states to hold gubernatorial elections every 2 years, instead of every 4 as in the other 48 U.S. states.
There is no limit on the number of terms a Vermont Governor can serve. If no candidate receives at least 50% plus one vote of all votes for Governor cast in the election, the Governor of Vermont is then elected by the state legislature. The incumbent Vermont Governor is Republican Phil Scott. He was sworn in on January 5, 2017, becoming Vermont's 82nd Governor.
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