Welcome to the Tennessee Secretary of State's Website

News and Updates

Beginning May 8, eligible Tennesseans can request a ballot to vote absentee by-mail for the Aug. 6 State and Federal Primary and County General election without ever leaving their home.
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Sixty-nine students will represent Tennessee in the 2019-2020 National History Day competition. These students earned this honor by placing first or second in their categories at this year’s virtual Tennessee History Day contest.
Press Release
Secretary of State Tre Hargett cautions Tennesseans to be wary of scams when making charitable donations to tornado relief efforts in southeast Tennessee and across the state.

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

Federal and State Candidate Lists
View candidates lists U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and Tennessee General Assembly.
Absentee By-mail Ballot Information
Outlines the timeframe for early voting and the procedures for requesting a by-mail absentee ballot.
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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.
2020 Election Calendar
View key dates for the 2020 election cycle by clicking read more.

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.
111th General Assembly Private Acts
Private Acts passed during the 111th General Assembly which met in 2019-2020.
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Electronic meetings are filed with the secretary of state pursuant to T.C.A. § 8-44-108(b)(3).

Videos

Tennessee state law provides numerous ways to vote absentee by-mail. This video explains the popular reasons you can vote absentee by-mail and how to apply. Visit GoVoteTN.com for more information.
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.