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Arizona Judicial Department, Proposition 103 (2004)

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Arizona Proposition 103, also known as the Judicial Department Act, was on the November 2, 2004 election ballot in Arizona as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. It was approved.[1]

Election results

Judicial Department
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 896,706 53.9%
No767,25346.1%
Election results from Arizona Elections Department.

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

The Arizona Constitution creates the office of justice of the peace, but is silent on the qualifications for the office. A state statute has been interpreted by Arizona courts to require that a justice of the peace be at least 18 years of age and reside in the precinct from which the justice is elected. There is no requirement that a justice of the peace be an attorney.

Proposition 103 would amend the Arizona Constitution to provide that a temporary justice of the peace must have the same qualifications as a justice of the peace, except that the temporary justice of the peace does not have to reside in the precinct in which the justice will serve. Under Proposition 103, a temporary justice of the peace would not be required to be an attorney.[2] [3]

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  1. Arizona 2004 election results
  2. NCSL ballot measure database
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.