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News and Updates

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Tennessee's first ever statewide Student Mock Election is off to an amazing start. As of today, more than 170 schools across the state are registered to participate, meaning an estimated 76,000 students will do something most kids can't: vote for president of the United States.
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The Volunteer State’s economy is climbing into unchartered territory, reaching heights well above the peak experienced before the Great Recession, according to a report released Thursday by the Secretary of State’s office.
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The Division of Business Services has a new online feature that allows business entities formed outside the state of Tennessee to complete an application for certificate of authority, upload a current certificate of existence from their home state and pay filing fees online using a credit or debit c

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

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

Williamson County Courthouse
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

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.
Board and Commission membership and vacancy information.
Executive order information.
Every person who shall be chosen or appointed to any office of trust or profit under this Constitution, or any law made in pursuance thereof, shall, before entering on the duties thereof, take an oath to support the Constitution of this State, and of the United States, and an oath of office.

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.