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Three special elections will be held Tuesday, Feb. 24, to fill three vacancies left by two state representatives and a state senator who didn’t take the oath of office.

State Rep. Auden Grogins of Bridgeport was nominated by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to the Superior Court bench and state Rep. David Scribner of Brookfield was nominated by the governor to a position in the Consumer Protection Department.

Malloy also nominated Sen. Andres Ayala of Bridgeport to be his next Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner.

The governor is required to issue the writ of a special election within 10 days of a vacancy to the General Assembly. A special election must be held 46 days after it is issued. Malloy filed his writs Friday.