Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor

Employer / Organization

Wisconsin

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Apr 15, 2018 - Jun 01, 2018

Description

The Lieutenant Governor of the State of Wisconsin is an elected constitutional officer, the second ranking officer of the executive branch and the first officer in line to succeed the Governor of Wisconsin. The lieutenant governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and has no term limit. Should the governor designate the lieutenant governor to a board or commission the lieutenant governor is given all the authority and responsibility granted by law to the governor. The lieutenant governor becomes the governor upon the death, resignation or removal of the elected Governor of Wisconsin. The salary for this office is $76,261/year.

Application Guidelines
Disclaimer: The State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board is currently being replaced with two separate commissions; one concerned with elections, and one concerned with ethics. The contact information is subject to change but the deadlines to file are not. To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board 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 and if the position is partisan or nonpartisan. 2) Complete the required ballot access forms and submit the ballot access forms to the State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board. The type of ballot access forms to be submitted depend on whether the office you are running for is partisan or nonpartisan. If you plan to run for a partisan office as a partisan candidate, please contact your local party headquarters for more information. If you plan to run as a independent candidates for partisan office, the forms to be filed include a Declaration of Candidacy (GAB-162) and nomination papers (GAB-168). 3) Submit the required ballot access papers to the State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board. Nomination papers can be filed as soon as April 15th and are due by 5:00pm June 1st (unless June 1st is a holiday or a weekend, then the filing deadline is the next business day) in order to appear on the November general election ballot. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board by phone at (608) 266-8005. Ballot Access forms can be found here for federal positions: http://www.gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/candidates/federal and here for state positions: http://www.gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/candidates/state

Submit application to:
Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, 212 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI, 53703, US