Honor Vote Program
The Honor Vote program has given Tennesseans an opportunity to dedicate their vote to active-duty military personnel and veterans. The program was an overwhelming success in its inaugural request for dedications, having received nearly 3,500 submissions.
While the program is currently closed for new entries, the list of honored soldiers and veterans is still accessible for viewing.
The program will accept dedications again during the 2014 election.
To determine whether a person is a resident of Tennessee, the registrar must consider the following factors:
- The residence of a person is the place where the person’s habitation is fixed and is where, during periods of absence, the person definitely intends to return.
- A person can have only one residence.
- A change of residence is made not only by relocation, but also by intent to remain in the new location permanently, and by demonstrating actions consistent with that intention.
- The following factors may be considered:
- The person’s possession, acquisition or surrender of inhabitable property;
- Location of the person’s occupation;
- Place of licensing or registration of the person’s personal property;
- Place of payment of taxes which are governed by residence;
- Purpose for a person’s presence in a particular place; and
- Place of the person’s licensing for activities such as driving.
- The place where a married person’s spouse and family live is presumed to be that person’s residence, unless that person takes up or continues abode with the intention of remaining in a place other than where the spouse and family reside.
- No person gains or loses residency solely by presence in or absence from the state while employed in the service of the United States or this state, or while a student at an institution of higher learning, or while kept in an institution at public expense.