Connecticut Justices of the Peace, Question 4 (1974)

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Connecticut Question 4 was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Connecticut which was approved on the ballot on November 1974.

  • The amendment was meant to repeal Section 5 of the fifth article of the constitution and to amend Section 6 of the same article to eliminate the requirement that Justices of the Peace be elected.

Election results

Connecticut Question 4 (1974)
Approveda Yes 301,707 56.04%

Official results via: Connecticut Secretary of State, "Statement of Vote," accessed August 3, 2013

Text of measure

SEC. 1. Section 5 of article fifth of the constitution is repealed.

SEC. 2. Section 6 of said article fifth is amended to read as follows: No judge shall be eligible to hold his office after he shall arrive at the age of seventy years, except that a chief justice or judge of the supreme court, a judge of the superior court, or a judge of the court of common pleas, who has attained the age of seventy years and has become a state referee may exercise, as shall be prescribed by law, the powers of the superior court or court of common pleas on matters referred to him as a state referee.[1][2]

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  1. Connecticut Secretary of State, "1965 Connecticut State Constitution," accessed June 21, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.