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Holiday Office Closures
(Published: December 18, 2014)
The Secretary of State's office will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Thursday, Dec. 25 in celebration of the Christmas holiday. The office will reopen Friday, Dec. 26.
The office will also be closed Wednesday, Dec. 31 and Thursday, Jan. 1 in celebration of the New Year's holiday. The office will reopen Friday, Jan. 2.
If you have business with any of the office's operating divisions, please plan accordingly.
Holiday Closures for Secretary of State's Office
(Published: November 13, 2014)
In celebration of the Thanksgiving and the Columbus Day holidays, the Secretary of State's office and all of its operating divisions will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28. (Gov. Bill Haslam used his executive authority to designate that the state holiday for Columbus Day be moved to Nov. 28.) The Tennessee State Library and Archives will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 8 a.m. The Secretary of State's other divisions will reopen on Monday, Dec. 1 at 8 a.m.
Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Early Voting Totals for November 4, 2014 Election
For the number of early voters by county for the November 4, 2014 Election click here.
To view a comparison of the number of early voters through the same point in 2010, click here.
*Information submitted by the respective counties.
Secretary Hargett Reminds Voters of Election Day Hotline and App
(Published: November 3, 2014)
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.
People can call the division's toll free hotline, 1-877-850-4959, or visit www.GoVoteTN.com to get information about the elections.
Secretary of State's Office Closed for Veterans Day Holiday
(Published: October 28, 2014)
The Secretary of State's office and all of its operating divisions will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 11 to commemorate the Veterans Day holiday. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12. If you have business with the office, please plan accordingly.
Early Voting Participation in Tennessee Eclipses 200,000
(Published: October 23, 2014)
More than 200,000 Tennesseans have taken advantage of the opportunity to vote early for the Nov. 4 elections. Others are encouraged to do so before the early voting period closes Oct. 30.
Through the first seven days of early voting, 224,721 people across the state have taken advantage of the opportunity to cast their ballots early. People can vote early at their county election commission office or, in some counties, at satellite voting locations around their communities.
Early Voting Begins in Tennessee!
(Published: October 15, 2014)
Early voting for the Nov. 4 election begins today in Tennessee. Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins are encouraging Tennesseans to take advantage of the convenience of early voting, which will continue through Oct. 30.
"With each passing year, early voting seems to increase in popularity," Secretary Hargett said. "Tennesseans enjoy having more flexibility in the days and times when they can go vote. For some Tennesseans, it may not be practical to vote on Election Day. Early voting provides an alternative for those voters."
Secretary of State's Office Unveils New Elections Smartphone App
(Published: October 14, 2014)
The office of Tennessee Secretary of State is proud to announce the launch of GoVoteTN. The new Tennessee Voter Smartphone App is now available in the Apple Store and in Google Play.
"This is another Tennessee voter resource that answers common questions about voting from one's phone," Secretary of State Tre Hargett said, “This resource will give voters more information about the who, what, when, and where of elections. The free app allows you to view voter-specific information when searching by name or address."
Proposed Constitutional Amendments for the November 4, 2014 General Election Ballot
(Published: June 9, 2014)
Nearly Two Dozen Colleges Participate in Statewide Voter Registration Drive
(Published: October 1, 2014)
Nearly two dozen colleges across Tennessee partnered with the Secretary of State's office to participate in a monthlong voter registration drive during September. The campaign in honor of National Voter Registration Month resulted in more than 1,000 Tennesseans becoming registered to vote.
Twenty-three colleges - some public, some private, some four-year universities and some community colleges - opened voter registration booths on their campuses at different times throughout the month. Students, faculty members and administrators all participated in the effort. Those assisting people in registering to vote at the booths were given registration forms, voter information guides, banners and copies of the "I'm Registered to Vote. Are You?" signs used in the Secretary of State's social media campaign. (In that campaign, which also occurred during the month of September, people were encouraged to take photos of themselves holding the signs and post them on social media outlets.)
As National Voter Registration Month Comes to an End, Deadline to Register to Vote for the November 4th Election Is October 6th
(Published: September 29, 2014)
People throughout Tennessee have responded to Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s call to voters to participate in promoting National Voter Registration Month during the month of September.
The #GoVoteTN social media campaign has continued to be a very visible part of the state’s effort to remind citizens to register to vote and to encourage friends and neighbors to register. Its success has been emulated in other states such as Washington, Oregon, and South Dakota.
Candidates for Governor, United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, State Senate, and State House of Representatives
(Published: September 5, 2014)
Click here for a list of candidates for Governor, United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, State Senate, and State House of Representatives. Absent a candidate disqualification, the following is a list of candidates for the November election.
The Division of Elections is headed by the Coordinator of Elections, Mark Goins, who oversees the election process in the State of Tennessee. The Coordinator of Elections works directly with ninety-five (95) local county election commissions, candidates and the public on election related issues. The county election commissions are appointed by the State Election Commission. There are ninety-five (95) county election commission offices throughout the State.
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