Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania

Employer / Organization

districts to be deleted

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Mar 07, 2018 - Aug 01, 2018

Description

The Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor is the second highest ranking elected official in the Pennsylvania executive branch. The lieutenant governor is first in succession to the Pennsylvania Governor's office, and presides over the Pennsylvania State Senate. The lieutenant governor chairs the Board of Pardons and also sits on various other boards and commissions. The lieutenant governor serves as the governor in instances that the governor is incapacitated or unable to serve, or if the governor resigns or leaves office for other circumstances. The lieutenant governor serves a four year term and is limited to two consecutive terms of office.

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