AB 31, as introduced, Cristina Garcia. Members of the Legislature and Congress: domicile.
Existing law provides that a person’s residence for voting purposes means a person’s domicile, and that a person may only have one domicile. Existing law defines domicile to be the place in which a person’s habitation is fixed and where the person intends to remain or return to whenever absent. Existing law also provides that, for purposes of determining the domicile of a Member of the Legislature or a Representative in the Congress of the United States, it shall be conclusively presumed that the residence address indicated on that person’s currently filed affidavit of voter registration is that person’s domicile.
This bill would clarify that the conclusive presumption shall only apply if the address indicated on that person’s currently filed affidavit of voter registration is a place in which the person’s habitation is fixed for some period of time.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 2026 of the Elections Code is amended
The domicile of a Member of the Legislature or a
4Representative in the Congress of the United States shall be
5conclusively presumed to be at the residence address indicated on
6that person’s currently filed affidavit of registration.