Nevada Lieutenant Governor

Employer / Organization

Nevada

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Mar 05, 2018 - Mar 16, 2018

Description

The Lieutenant Governor of the State of Nevada is an elected constitutional officer, the second ranking officer of the executive branch and the first officer in line to succeed the Governor of Nevada. The lieutenant governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two terms. The lieutenant governor serves as the president of the senate when the legislature is in session, but only casts a tie-breaking vote. The lieutenant governor also serves as acting governor when the governor is out of state or otherwise unable to serve. The lieutenant governor also serves as the chair of the Nevada Commission on Tourism and the Nevada Commission on Economic Development. The salary for this position is $63,648/year.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Nevada Secretary of State’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. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including petition requirements, a filing fee, campaign finance forms and other office specific requirements. Inquire into primary election details if you plan to run as a partisan candidate. Next file these papers with the county clerk or the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office depending on the type of district you plan to run in. If the district encompasses a single part of a county, you will file with the county. If the district has parts of multiple counties you will file with the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office. If you plan to run as an independent you must gain a stipulated amount of petition signatures that varies by office. These signatures must be submitted to be certified by county clerks or the appropriate election officials 10 business days before the end of the filing window. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the required signatures or filing fee by the filing window deadline to the applicable election official in order to appear on the primary or general election ballot in November. The filing window is from the first Monday in March until the second Friday following the first Monday in March. The Nevada Secretary of State's Office, which serves as the point of contact for any questions or concerns, can be reached at (775)-684-5708. If you live in Clark County, the Clark County Registrar of Voters can be reached by phone at (702)-455-6552. It is recommended that any potential candidates read the applicable parts of the Clark County Candidate Guide before attempting to file: http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/election/Documents/2016/CG16.pdf.

Submit application to:
Nevada Secretary of State, 101 North Carson St, Carson City, NV, 89701, US