Honor Vote Program
The Honor Vote program gives Tennesseans an opportunity to dedicate their vote to active-duty military personnel and veterans.
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.