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Registration Now Open for Tennessee’s Student Mock Election

The Secretary of State’s office is pleased to announce Tennessee’s 2018 Student Mock Election. The Student Mock Election was first introduced during the 2016 presidential election, which drew participation from 165,968 students and 479 schools across the state. Students in preschool through high school from all public and private schools, as well as home school associations across the state, can cast a vote for Tennessee’s next governor and U.S. senator. Registration is open through Oct. 12, and results must be submitted by Mock Election Day, Oct. 30.

New Customer Counter Now Open

The Secretary of State’s office is proud to offer a new space to better help customers visiting the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower in downtown Nashville. The Division of Business Services customer counter has moved from the sixth floor to the third floor lobby just steps from the 7th Ave. N entrance. Customers who need assistance from the Division of Charitable Solicitations, Fantasy Sports and Gaming can also get help in the new space.

Library and Archives to Host its First Theatrical Performance “The Ryman Diaries”

History has inspired a number of popular interpretations. In August, the Tennessee State Library and Archives will host a unique event as part of its ongoing workshop series. Award-winning actor/playwright/director Tom Dolan and author/musician/educator Debbie Mathis Watts portray Music City legends Captain Tom Ryman and Bettie Baugh Ryman in the multimedia musical stage play "The Ryman Diaries."

Tennessee Joins FTC, Other States to Combat Fraudulent Veterans Charities

The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office, along with the Tennessee Attorney General’s office, is joining the Federal Trade Commission and law enforcement officials and charity regulators from every state, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam and Puerto Rico in announcing “Operation Donate with Honor,” a sweeping new donor education campaign to help donors spot and avoid fundraising solicitations that falsely promise their donations will help veterans and service members.

Dedicate Your Vote with Honor Vote

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.

Want to Vote Aug. 2? Registration Deadline is July 3

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.

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