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State of Kentucky

History of Reform Efforts: Kentucky

Altering Selection Methods

Method of selection and term lengths for Kentucky judges are prescribed in the state's constitution. Thus, any changes must be made through constitutional amendment. Amendments may be proposed in either house of the general assembly and must be approved by three fifths of the members of each house. The proposed amendment must then be ratified by a majority of voters at the next general election for members of the house of representatives.