News and Updates

2015 Edition of Tennessee Election Laws book
Secretary of State Tre Hargett would like to congratulate eight administrators of elections who passed the state certification exam on Monday, December 14, 2015.
Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives will be in Dayton on Jan. 27 and Jan. 28 to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents for the online exhibit “Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee,” which commemorates the Civil War’s 150th anniversary.
A free exhibit highlighting the impact the New Deal had on Tennessee will remain on display in the lobby of the Tennessee State Library and Archives building for at least a few more weeks.
J.L. "Bud" Alley was a participant in one of the bloodiest battles during the Vietnam War, which was fought in the Ia Drang Valley in November of 1965. For years afterward, Alley struggled to make sense of how the events of that day fit into historical context.
Tennessee businesses can now form for profit benefit corporations with the Division of Business Services. This new entity type is part of the For-Profit Benefit Corporation Act that went into effect January 1, 2016.
Digital voting machine screen with the words "cast your ballot"
Secretary Hargett has now certified the names of presidential candidates for the March 1 presidential preference primary, or “SEC Primary,” when Tennessee will join six other southern states to help decide who will be the next president of the United States.
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett would like to announce a decrease in service fees for documents filed online with the Division of Business Services.
Secretary of State Tre Hargett speaking before the State Election Commission
On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, Secretary of State Tre Hargett presented a list of presidential primary candidates to the State Election Commission.
A newly produced video explains how state librarians and archivists work tirelessly to ensure these invaluable resources continue to be available for all Tennesseans.
New business filings indicate Tennessee's economy will continue to grow, according to an economic report released Thursday.
The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) is proud to recognize six new graduates of the Tennessee Archives Institute.
The 2015-2016 edition of the Tennessee Blue Book will be dedicated to the late U.S. Sen. Howard H. Baker, Jr. of Scott County.
Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives will be in Lafayette on November 19 to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents for the online exhibit “Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee,” which commemorates the Civil War’s 150th anniversary.
The Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming has been working with organizations throughout Tennessee for the last few months to ensure they are in compliance with a new section of the Charitable Solicitations Act that went into effect July 1.
The Thanksgiving weekend is a time when many of us reconnect with family members and share family stories. At the Tennessee State Library and Archives, families can also explore stories of their relatives who lived many years ago.
2013 Edition of Tennessee Election Laws book
Secretary of State Tre Hargett would like to congratulate six administrators of elections who passed the state certification exam on Friday, September 25, 2015.
The Division of Business Services, as well as other divisions of the Tennessee Department of State, receives large amounts of mail daily.
The Division of Business Services is implementing changes to its courtesy notice letters as well as its notification letters for registrations that are scheduled to expire or be administratively dissolved or revoked.
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett is urging everyone to use #GoVoteTN as a way Tennesseans can use social media to encourage others to register to vote.
As anyone who has visited a public library recently can tell you, libraries are more than just places to check out books. They're also gathering spots where people come to take courses, conduct research, create resumes, and apply for jobs - all via computer.
Tennessee’s economy continues on an upward trajectory as the Great Recession keeps getting smaller in the rearview mirror.
Every genealogical research project has to start somewhere, whether it’s a Google search of an ancestor’s name or an old family photograph unearthed from the attic.
Map of Tennessee's 99 State House of Representatives districts
Wednesday, August 12 is Election Day in one part of East Tennessee with voters deciding who will be the newest member of the 109th General Assembly. Secretary of State Tre Hargett wants people to know how they can find unofficial results as soon as the polls close.
picture of Secretary of State Tre Hargett with public school officials and the Coordinator of Civic Engagement
The Secretary of State’s office is proud to announce a new online resource designed by Tennessee teachers. 15 lesson plans and teaching aids based on the Tennessee Blue Book are now available.

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