News and Updates

Tennessee Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins
Tennessee Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins was recently elected to a leadership role on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Standards Board.
Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives will be in Madisonville on May 28 and 29 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.
Now through September 12, a free exhibit showcasing some of the maps available at the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) is open in the lobby of TSLA's building in downtown Nashville.
The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) is pleased to announce a new $100,000 state grant has been awarded to expand the Fentress County Public Library.
Members of the State Election Commission, from left, are Kent D. Younce of La Follette; Judy Blackburn of Morristown; Greg Duckett of Memphis; Donna Barrett of Murfreesboro; James H. Wallace, Jr. of Jackson; Tom Wheeler of Clinton; Mike McDonald of Portland
The State Election Commission held its first meeting in Nashville Monday for the four-year term that began on May 1, 2015.
The front door of the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) isn't located on its building in downtown Nashville - at least not for all Tennesseans. For many patrons, that 'front door' is actually whatever portal they use to access TSLA resources on the Internet.
Last year, students from Tellico Plains and Memphis submitted history-themed projects that were judged to be among the country’s best at National History Day. This year, a group of 66 students from Tennessee have earned the right to compete for similar national recognition.
On May 6, the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) is hosting a free public presentation about that collection, which was donated to TSLA last year by siblings and King descendants Olivia King Inman and Judge Dennis H. Inman.
Secretary of State Tre Hargett would like to announce civil penalties totaling $57,500 have been imposed on an Arkansas-based solicitor who wrongly represented multiple Tennessee law enforcement organizations.
J & I Advisory Support, LLC of Nashville faces a $247,500 civil penalty for violating the Tennessee Charitable Solicitations Act multiple times.
Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives will be in Knoxville on April 30 and May 1 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.
Documentary to Highlight Tennessee's Role in Women's Suffrage Movement
From the Secretary's Desk: Secretary Hargett Explains Why TSLA Needs A New Building
Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins; Lori Lott, Crockett County Administrator of Elections; Roxanna Hagewood, Dickson County Administrator of Elections; Kerry Steelman, Hamilton County Administrator of Elections; Alan Farley, Rutherford County Administrator of Elections
Elections Officials In Crockett, Dickson, Hamilton and Rutherford Counties Pass Certification Exam
Thirty-three students from across the state won special awards during the recent district competitions for Tennessee History Day
As Tennesseans head to the polls Tuesday, they should be aware that the state Division of Elections staff is available to answer questions or listen to any concerns about the voting process.

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