Welcome to the Tennessee Secretary of State's Website

News and Updates

This year 37,014 students representing 262 schools cast their votes for President and U.S. Senate in the 2020 Student Mock Election.
By the end of Tennessee’s 14-day early voting period on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2,280,767 or 51 percent of all register voters had cast their ballot for the Nov. 3 presidential election.
Before heading to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3., the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office wants voters to have the information they need to cast their ballot in a safe, clean and secure fashion.

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

View candidates, early voting information, and more information about the Nov. 3 State and Federal General Election.
Voter Registration Information Lookup & Absentee By-mail Ballot Status Tracker
This tool allows voters to review their registration information, see early voting and Election Day schedules and polling places, or track the status of their absentee by-mail ballot.
Absentee By-mail Ballot Information
The deadline to request a by-mail ballot has passed. To facilitate timely receipt of voted absentee by-mail ballots on Election Day, the USPS has designated a post office in each of the 95 counties for voters to expedite mailing.
Williamson County Courthouse
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.

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

Learn more about the “Be a Patriot. Become a Poll Official.” campaign to recruit poll officials for the Aug. 6 State and Federal Primary and County General Election.
This video explains what voters can expect when casting a ballot in the state of Tennessee. It is produced by the Tennessee Secretary of State's office and the Division of Elections.
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.