AB 1535

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2015-2016 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 22, 2015
  • Passed Senate Sep 09, 2015
  • Signed by Governor Oct 10, 2015

Bill Subjects



Existing law authorizes a voter who has signed an initiative, referendum, or recall petition to remove his or her name from the petition by filing a written request to do so with the appropriate county elections official prior to the day the petition is filed. This bill would require the written request filed with the elections official to include the voter's name, residence address, and signature. Existing law sets forth procedures for voting by military or overseas voters, as defined, and permits a military or overseas voter to return his or her ballot by facsimile transmission, accompanied by an oath of voter declaration that includes the voter's signature. Existing law prescribes the contents of the oath of voter declaration and requires, among other things, the voter to provide his or her current mailing address. The bill would modify the oath of voter declaration form to indicate that the residence address is the last U.S. residence for voter qualification purposes. Existing law permits a district to conduct an election by all-mailed ballots. Existing law also permits political subdivisions to consolidate their elections in certain circumstances. The bill would permit a district conducting an election by all-mailed ballots to consolidate its election with one or more other political subdivisions that are also conducting their elections wholly by mail, if certain conditions are satisfied. Existing law permits the governing body of a special district to consolidate its elections of governing body members in November of odd-numbered years with the statewide general election. The bill would expand that authorization to special district elections of governing body members in any month of odd-numbered years.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Committee on Elections and Redistricting




Oct 10, 2015

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 731, Statutes of 2015.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 18, 2015

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.

Sep 10, 2015


Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 80. Noes 0. Page 3085.).

Sep 09, 2015


Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 40. Noes 0. Page 2612.).


In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Jul 13, 2015


Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.

Jul 09, 2015


From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 4. Noes 0.) (July 7).

Jun 30, 2015


From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on E. & C.A.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
Com. on E. & C.A.

Jun 24, 2015


In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Jun 04, 2015


Referred to Com. on E. & C.A.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E. & C.A.

May 22, 2015


In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.


Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 74. Noes 0. Page 1560.)

May 14, 2015


Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.

May 13, 2015


From committee: Do pass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (May 13).

Apr 06, 2015


Referred to Com. on E. & R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E. & R.

Mar 26, 2015


From printer. May be heard in committee April 25.

Mar 25, 2015


Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
03/25/15 - Introduced PDF
06/30/15 - Amended Senate PDF
07/13/15 - Amended Senate PDF
09/14/15 - Enrolled PDF
10/10/15 - Chaptered PDF

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