California Proposition 59, Elections of County District Attorneys (1986)

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California Proposition 59 was on the November 4, 1986 ballot in California as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.
  • Yes: 5,422,619 (82.3%) Approveda
  • No: 1,164,585 (17.7%)

Proposition 59 required the office of the county district attorney to be filled by election in all counties.

Ballot summary

The official ballot summary said, "Presently the State Constitution does not provide for elected district attorneys. State statutory law provides for elected district attorneys but provides that office may be made appointive office by local popular vote. This measure amends the Constitution to require the Legislature provide for an elected district attorney in all counties."

Constitutional changes

California Constitution
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Preamble
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See also: Amending the California Constitution

Proposition 59 amended:

Fiscal impact

The fiscal estimate provided by the California Legislative Analyst's Office said, "This measure would have no direct state or local fiscal effect."

Path to the ballot

The California State Legislature voted to put Proposition 59 on the ballot via Senate Constitutional Amendment 26 (Statutes of 1986, Resolution Chapter 66).

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