Welcome to the Tennessee Secretary of State's Website

News and Updates

A flock of turkeys invades Fayetteville’s Public Square circa 1910. (Courtesy: Tennessee State Library and Archives)
The Tennessee Secretary of State's office and all of its divisions will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, in observance of Thanksgiving.
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Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery, III and law enforcement partners in 24 states announced a settlement with VietNow National Headquarters, Inc., an Illinois nonprofit corporation, resulting in the organization’s termination.
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Thanksgiving is a time when many of us reconnect with family members and share stories. At the Tennessee State Library and Archives, families can also explore stories of their relatives who lived generations ago. On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the staff at the Library and Archives is

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.
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.
If you are aware of false, misleading or deceptive fundraising activity, please notify the Division.

Elections

Online Voter Registration
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.
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Provides a link to the voter registration application and outlines the qualifications to vote.

Tennessee State Library and Archives

We're here to help you bring Tennessee history alive in the classroom!
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.
Private Acts passed during the 110th General Assembly which met in 2017-2018.
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.
Public Acts passed during the 110th General Assembly which met in 2017-2018.
The Official Compilation of the Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee.
Resolutions passed during the 110th General Assembly which met in 2017-2018.
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).

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.