Amendment Article II, Section 1
CONSTITUTION ARTICLE III, Section 3
Minimum age requirement for Senate set at 21.
HJR 26 1969
Committee: Constitutional Amendments: None
Total Pages: 13 pages
Adopted: November 25, 1970 by a popular vote of 471,516 in favor and 130,178 against.
“Right now the constitution says that you have to be an elector [to run for public office]. What we mean by elector in this state will be reduced from 21 to 18. The purpose of this . . . is to keep the requirement age of 21 for occupancy of a chair in the Senate or House.”
–Senator Barry speaking on the floor of the Connecticut Senate on May 7, 1969 to explain a constitutional amendment which will preserve the age requirement for elective office. In 1971 the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution changed the voting age from 21 to 18.