Connecticut Commission on Judicial Nomination, Question 3 (1986)

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Connecticut Question 3 was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Connecticut which was approved on the ballot on November 1986.

  • The amendment was meant to amend Section 2 of the twentieth article of the amendments to the constitution to establish a commission to recommend judicial candidates to the governor for nomination.

Election results

Connecticut Question 3 (1986)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 396,555 67.36%
No192,18032.64%

Official results via: Connecticut Secretary of State, "Statement of Vote," accessed August 4, 2013

Text of measure

Section 2 of article twenty of the amendments to the constitution is amended to read as follows:

Judges of all courts, except those courts to which judges are elected, shall be nominated by the governor exclusively from candidates submitted by the judicial selection commission. The commission shall seek and recommend qualified candidates in such numbers as shall by law be prescribed. Judges so nominated shall be appointed by the general assembly in such manner as shall by law be prescribed. They shall hold their offices for the term of eight years, but may be removed by impeachment. The governor shall also remove them on the address of two-thirds of each house of the general assembly and the supreme court may also remove them as is provided by law.[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.