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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.

 
Homeless Persons Residency

In order to register to vote in Tennessee, a person does not have to live in a building.  Instead, a person who finds himself or herself homeless must describe where the person usually stays or returns to when absent.  This location may be the address of a shelter where the person stays or frequents, or it may be the description of a street corner where the person may often rest.  A physical description of the location must be given so that the election commission knows in which voting precinct to place the person.  T.C.A. 2-2-122.

The election commission must mail voter registration cards to people who register to vote by mail. Therefore, if a homeless person tries to register to vote by mail using an address where the person does not get the mail, the person will have to give a mailing address where he or she can receive mail. For example, a homeless voter may be able to use a shelter as a mailing address or the address of a family member or friend who agrees to receive the mail. Another option is to use General Delivery as a mailing address. However, please note that absentee ballot materials may not be mailed to “general delivery.” T.C.A. 2-2-115 and T.C.A. 2-6-202.

If the voter registration card is returned as undeliverable to the election commission, the voter will be mailed a confirmation notice and placed on inactive status. T.C.A. 2-2-115.

In addition, like all registered voters, a homeless person should let the county election commission know when there are any changes to the mailing address or address where the person is registered to vote.