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News and Updates

An early Tennessee land record
In Tennessee's pioneer days, settlers often had access to one form of currency: land. With the scarcity of cash money, land was the most important form of wealth, commerce and entrepreneurial activity in early Tennessee, as well as the chief magnet that drew people to this area.
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Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Division of Consumer Affairs Director Cynthia Wiel, today announced the filing of a lawsuit in Davidson County Chancery Court against three individuals for violating the Tennessee Consumer Protection
In the wake of devastating wildfires in East Tennessee, Secretary of State Tre Hargett is urging people to use caution when trying to help fire victims.

Business Services

Search by business name or Secretary of State Control Number in order to file annual reports and other amendments or to view the business detail.
File or prepare an Annual Report for a business entity registered in the State of Tennessee.
Online file UCC financing statements and access the UCC database.
List of Workers' Compensation Exemption Online Processes.

Charitable Solicitations, Fantasy Sports and Gaming

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Online filing for the initial renewal registration or annual exemption for a charitable organization.
If you are aware of false, misleading or deceptive fundraising activity, please notify the Division.
You should always ask why the charitable organization is seeking donations, how the money will be spent and if the organization is registered with the State of Tennessee.

Elections

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Need to register to vote, update your address, submit a change of name request or request a duplicate voter registration card? Contact your local county election commission office.
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See the answers to questions frequently asked about Tennessee elections.
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The GoVoteTN app allows Tennesseans the opportunity to view their sample ballot, locate their polling location and learn about their district.
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The Honor Vote program gives Tennesseans the opportunity to dedicate their vote to active-duty military personnel and veterans.

Tennessee State Library and Archives

Search this online directory of public libraries and services in Tennessee by county, region, or city.
The Tennessee State Library and Archives welcomes interns and volunteers who would like to be involved in aspects of library and archival work.

Highlighted Publications

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Board and Commission membership and vacancy information.
The Official Compilation of the Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee
Private acts passed during the 109th General Assembly which met in 2015.
Public acts passed during the 109th General Assembly which met in 2015.
Resolutions passed during the 109th General Assembly which met in 2015.
2015-2016 Tennessee Blue Book serves as a manual of useful information on our state and government, both past and present.
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Electronic meetings are filed with the secretary of state pursuant to T.C.A. § 8-44-108(b)(3).
Executive order information.

Videos

Do you ever wonder if voting matters? This video explains why your vote actually does matter and why you should vote in this upcoming election.
A documentary on the building and functions of the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
The video, which has a running time of just under 30 minutes, is narrated by former Gov. Winfield Dunn. It covers some of the highlights of Henry's career and includes remarks from people who worked with him through the years.
A documentary on the building and grounds of the Tennessee State Capitol.