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CONSTITUTION ARTICLE IV, Section 1
Election of Attorney General.
Adopted: November 25, 1970 by a popular vote of 499,505 in favor and 91,260 against.
“I would also like to point out that Connecticut is only one of three states that does not maintain a constitutional provision for a popularly elected Attorney General.”
--Rep. Yedziniak, speaking on the floor of the Connecticut House of Representatives on Wednesday, April 2, 1969, to explain proposed constitutional amendment House Joint Resolution No. 95 which establishes the Attorney General as a constitutional officer instead of a statutory officer.