Carrington v. Rash

In Carrington v. Rash, 380 U.S. 89 (1965), the Court held that the Equal Protection Clause was violated by a Texas constitutional provision that no serviceman may acquire a voting residence in the State so long as he remains in the service. The Court stated that the State may not conclusively presume that members of a particular profession are transient inhabitants, but must instead apply the "more precise tests to determine the bona fides of an individual claiming to have actually made his home in the State long enough to vote," just as it applies those tests to all others seeking to vote in the State. 380 U.S., at 95.