Constitutional Amendment Article VII

Amendment Article VII

CONSTITUTION ARTICLE VI, Section 3

Forfeiture of electoral privileges upon conviction.

HJR 37                       1973

            Senate:            1204-1213, 1271-1276

            House:            1575-1579

            Committee:     Government Administration & Policy: 227-228, 234

                                                Total Pages: 24  pages

 

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