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News and Updates

Tennessee celebrates its 223 birthday Saturday, June 1! The Tennessee State Library and Archives will put all three of the state’s original constitutions on display to the public in commemoration of Statehood Day. The constitutions are typically protected in a vault, but all three versions will be
The Civil War has touched the life of almost every U.S. citizen but connecting families with complete records can present challenges. On Saturday, May 4, the Tennessee State Library and Archives will host a free workshop entitled, “Cross Connections to the Civil War.” Presenter J. Mark Lowe will
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Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett today appointed the state’s two representatives to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Standards Board, in compliance with the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). Secretary Hargett appointed Tennessee Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins, a

Business Services

Business Information Search
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 an Annual Report
File or prepare an Annual Report for a business entity registered in the State of Tennessee.
Uniform Commercial Code
File UCC financing statements and access the UCC database.
Workers' Compensation Exemption Registry
List of Workers' Compensation Exemption Online Processes.

Charitable Solicitations and Gaming

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Online filing for the initial renewal registration or annual exemption for a charitable organization.
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The Fantasy Sports Act of 2016 requires fantasy sports operators to obtain a license with the Division of Charitable Solicitations,
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.
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If you are aware of false, misleading or deceptive fundraising activity, please notify the Division.

Elections

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Learn more about the State Election Commission.
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The Tennessee Online Voter Registration System offers a convenient way for voters to easily register or change their address if they have moved. The system allows U.S. citizens with a driver’s license or photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security to register to vote online.
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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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The GoVoteTN app allows Tennesseans the opportunity to view their sample ballot, locate their polling location and learn about their district.

Tennessee State Library and Archives

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We're here to help you bring Tennessee history alive in the classroom!
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Come hear experts from the TSLA and other institutions present information useful for scholars, genealogists, and historical researchers.

Highlighted Publications

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Board and Commission membership and vacancy information.
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Resolutions passed during the 111th General Assembly which met in 2019-2020.
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Public Acts passed during the 111th General Assembly which met in 2019-2020.
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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.
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The Official Compilation of the Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee.
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Executive order information.
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Electronic meetings are filed with the secretary of state pursuant to T.C.A. § 8-44-108(b)(3).
17-18 Tennessee Blue Book
2017-2018 Tennessee Blue Book serves as a manual of useful information on our state and government, both past and present.

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.