California Proposition 59, Elections of County District Attorneys (1986)
Proposition 59 required the office of the county district attorney to be filled by election in all counties.
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."
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- See also: Amending the California Constitution
Proposition 59 amended:
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).