Early voting for the Aug. 2 primary begins today. Early voting runs Mondays through Saturdays and ends Saturday, July 28. Election Day is Thursday, Aug. 2. The voter registration deadline ahead of this primary was Tuesday, July 3.
Tennesseans will head to the polls in 2018 with an updated way to proudly honor someone who is serving or has served our country. The Honor Vote program allows registered Tennessee voters to dedicate their vote to a U.S. veteran or active duty military member, both online and with a commemorative button, to thank them for protecting our country.
Tennesseans who want to vote in the Aug. 2 primary must register to vote Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Luckily, registering is easier than ever in Tennessee using a computer, tablet or smartphone. Online voter registration allows any U.S. citizen with a driver’s license or photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security to register online at GoVoteTN.com.
New business filings increased 8.2 percent in the third quarter of 2019 compared to the previous year, according to a new report released Friday by Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett. An increase in new entity filings suggest continued economic growth for Tennessee.
Twelve Tennessee students took top honors at the 2018 National History Day competition. In total, 58 middle and high school students represented Tennessee in the contest, which allows students to showcase their creativity and research skills by developing projects with historical themes.
A host of genealogy records are available at the click of a mouse, but researching solely online will reveal less than 10 percent of all the world’s genealogical records. On June 23, the Tennessee State Library and Archives will host a free workshop entitled “It’s Not All Online: Researching in Archives.”
Six county administrators of elections are being recognized for passing the state certification exam. Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins presented each administrator with a certificate Monday at the annual Tennessee Association of County Election Officials (TACEO) summer conference in Nashville.
Over a five-year period, World War I ravaged Europe, the Middle East and parts of North Africa, overturning governments and costing millions of lives. The United States joined the battle in 1917, eventually mobilizing more than 4 million soldiers and countless civilians who provided support for the war effort on the home front.
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 in the Library and Archives’ lobby for public viewing June 1 to 2 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT.
The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office is pleased to announce six new members of the Civic Education and Engagement Advisory Committee. Since its inception as the Blue Book Curriculum Task Force, the committee was expanded to advise and assist Secretary of State Tre Hargett on the best ways to get students to become more civically engaged. The committee’s noteworthy achievements include the creation of lesson plans based on the Tennessee Blue Book, lesson plans used during the Student Mock Election, critical support of the annual civics essay contest and regional teacher workshops.