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State of Connecticut

History of Reform Efforts: Connecticut

Altering Selection Methods

Selection method and term lengths for Connecticut judges are prescribed in the state's constitution. Thus, any changes must occur through constitutional amendment. Constitutional amendments may be proposed by any member of the general assembly. Proposed amendments receiving the support of at least three fourths of the members of the general assembly are submitted to the voters at the next general election. Other proposed amendments must receive majority support at consecutive general assembly sessions before being submitted to the voters.