In the 1968 Pennsylvania primary election the voters of that state adopted in toto the recommendations of their constitutional convention. Included among these recommendations was a revision of the Pennsylvania judicial article. This revision contained as one important element a proposal for the adoption of what has come to be known as the Merit Plan for judicial selection and tenure.
Glenn R. Winters,
The Merit Plan for Judicial Selection and Tenure - Its Historical Development,
Duq. L. Rev.
Available at: https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol7/iss1/14