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News and Updates

Sign that says Early Voting
Early voting for the Nov. 8 general election is now underway. Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins are encouraging Tennesseans to take advantage of this opportunity to avoid lines on Election Day. Voting will continue Mondays through Saturdays and end Thursday, Nov
Red stamp of the words "Student Mock Election" repeated
"Early voting" is officially underway in Tennessee's first ever statewide Student Mock Election. Teachers from schools across the state were able to begin entering their results yesterday.
Form that says "2016 - Annual Records Solicitation Form. Shareholders, Directors and Officers"
A familiar problem is popping up again across the Volunteer State. Many businesses are reporting receiving a solicitation letter from an entity calling itself the Tennessee Council for Corporations, a private, out of state company that offers—for a fee—to file business documents on an entity's

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.


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.
keyboard with a question mark button
See the answers to questions frequently asked about Tennessee elections.
Cell phone displaying #GoVoteTN voter app, Tri-star, Words "GoVoteTN Voter App"
The GoVoteTN app allows Tennesseans the opportunity to view their sample ballot, locate their polling location and learn about their district.
Three soldiers saluting with the words "Honor Vote"
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.


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.