The county Board of Supervisors was told Tuesday there's not much a voter fraud committee can do when it comes to preventing lots of people from registering to vote at the same address.
If the people are related and their intention is to return to a given domicile, they retain the right to vote from that location.
"We can't regulate the intention," said Richard Ciaramella, chief investigator with the secretary of state's elections division. "We can't bring that to court."
Ciaramella appeared before the board to discuss voter fraud.
The issue was brought up by District 3 Supervisor Joe Maruca, who suggested the board form a committee to find ways to stop fraudulent voting because of what he said appeared to be an excessive number of registered voters at individual addresses and alleged voter registration and absentee ballot irregularities during the last election.