Preserving the Past, Informing the Future
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CONSTITUTION ARTICLE VI, Section 3
Forfeiture of electoral privileges upon conviction.
Adopted: November 27, 1974 by a popular vote of 357,179 in favor and 152,665 against.
“I support … Rep. Hanzalek on the point that she would hate to see an election decided by 500 prisoners …”
--Rep. Will Mahoney speaking to the Connecticut House of Representatives on March 27, 1973 in support of a proposed constitutional amendment which will eliminate a loophole through which some prisoners are voting