Arkansas Lieutenant Governor

Employer / Organization

Arkansas

Next Election

Mar 06, 2018

Filing Window

Nov 06, 2017 - Nov 13, 2017

Description

The Lieutenant Governor of the State of Arkansas is an elected constitutional officer, the second ranking officer of the executive branch and the first officer in line to succeed the Governor of Arkansas. The lieutenant governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two terms. The primary responsibility of the lieutenant governor is to replace a governor who has died, become disabled or is removed from office. He also serves as president of the Arkansas Senate, though he may cast a vote only in the case of a tie. The salary for this office is $41,896/year.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Arkansas Secretary of State Election Division'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 a filing fee, campaign finance forms, candidate information, a political practice pledge and other office specific requirements. The type of forms to be submitted differ depending on the type of position you intend to run for. If you plan to run as member of a political party, you must submit a receipt from the political party acknowledging you are able to run as a member of that party. Independent candidates must submit petitions with a stipulated number of signatures (in place of a political party receipt). Once completed, file these papers with the Arkansas Secretary of State Election Division office. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the stipulated amount of signatures during the filing window to the Arkansas Secretary of State Election Division's Office in order to appear on the ballot. The filing window runs from the 1st Monday in November until the 2nd Monday in November prior to the election. Listed below is the phone number of the Arkansas Secretary of State Election Division's office, which serves as the point of contact for any questions or concerns. Arkansas Elections Division: 1-800-482-1127. More information can be found here: http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections/Documents/2016%20Election%20Calendar%20Final.pdf