The task is to evaluate the traditional common law tests of domicile, many of which are outmoded, and to select those which are compatible with the new constitutional requirements of real fairness and equality in order to lay a firm foundation for the accomplishment of the original purposes of residency law in the modern world. Furthermore, the theoretical problems involved -constitutional exposition, common law analysis, statutory construction, and governmental policy- need to be synthesized into a system that is easily implemented by the Secretary of State, easily applied by local boards of election, and finally, easily understood by all new registrants for voting in Ohio. This article seeks to solve these problems in the soundest possible manner as a guide to the future and proposes a method of implementing them for boards of election and the general public.
Jonathan D. Reiff,
Ohio Residency Law for Student Voters - Its Implications and a Proposal for More Effective Implementation of Residency Statutes ,
28 Clev. St. L. Rev.
available at http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/clevstlrev/vol28/iss3/7