Once properly registered to vote in Tennessee, a person remains permanently registered unless the election commission must remove the registration from its records as a result of acts that require purging a voter. T.C.A. 2-2-105 and 2-2-106.
Acts Purging a Registered Voter
The registration of a voter shall be purged:
- Upon receipt of a request to purge by the voter.
- Upon learning that a voter has had a name change for ninety (90) days or more, except by marriage, and the voter has failed to notify the election commission.
- Upon the death of the voter.
- Upon receiving official confirmation that the voter has been convicted of an infamous crime as defined in T.C.A. 40-20-112.
- Upon written confirmation that the voter has moved outside the county of registration or has registered to vote in another jurisdiction.
- If the voter fails to respond to a confirmation notice, and if the voter fails to otherwise update the voter’s registration over a period of two (2) consecutive regular November elections following the date the notice was first sent.