Governor of Pennsylvania

Employer / Organization

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Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Mar 07, 2018 - Aug 01, 2018

Description

The Pennsylvania Governor is the highest elected officer in the State of Pennsylvania and is the leader of the executive branch of government. The governor approves or vetoes bills that originate in the Pennsylvania General Assembly (the State House of Representatives and the Senate) and the governor submits to the General Assembly the annual budget. The Governor is the commander-in-chief of the state's national guard, and the governor reviews and can grant pardons. The Pennsylvania Governor has the authority to make appointments for executive branch non-elected offices, and the governor can address the General Assembly to make recommendations for legislation. The governor is elected to four year terms and can only serve two consecutive elected terms.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Inquire as to whether the position has a primary election before the general election. 2) Complete the required nomination petitions if you plan to run in a partisan primary, or complete nomination papers if you plan to run as an independent or as part of a minor political party in the general election. Next, submit either these nomination petitions or nomination papers to the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office. 3) Submit the required nomination petitions to the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office between the 13th Tuesday and the 10th Tuesday prior to the primary election or submit the required nomination papers to the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office between the 10th Wednesday before the primary and August 1st. If August 1st falls on a weekend, then submit the nomination papers the first Monday of August. Independent (unaffiliated with a political party) will be submitting the nominating papers to appear on the ballot, not nominating petitions. Nominating petitions are used by established political parties to appear on the ballot. If you have any questions please contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation by phone at (717) 787 5280.

Submit application to:
PA Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation, 210 North Office Building, Harrisburg, PA, 17120, US