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Election of sheriffs.
CONSTITUTION ARTICLE IV, Section 25
Adopted: November 29, 2000 by a popular vote of 585,155 in favor and 307,275 against.
This is a system that should have been changed a long time ago the functions they perform are functions that ought to be done by civil servants who are hired fired and promoted on merit.
--Rep. Farr speaking on the floor of the Connecticut House of Representatives on April 18, 2000 during the debate on proposed constitutional amendment Senate Joint Resolution No. 15 which will remove the constitutional article providing for election of county sheriffs.
County government was abolished in Connecticut in 1959 by legislative act, Public Act 152,