Montana Governor

Employer / Organization

Montana

Next Election

Nov 08, 2016

Filing Window

Jan 14, 2016 - May 31, 2016

Description

The Governor of the State of Montana is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch and the highest state office in Montana. The governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two terms in any 16 year span. The governor has the duty to see see that the Montana Constitution and the laws of the state are faithfully executed. The governor has the power to appoint and supervise the directors of each executive department. Additionally, the governor, as mandated by the state constitution, will give information to the state legislature and recommend measures considered necessary and suitable. This includes submitting a budget recommendation detailing expenditures and revenue. The governor has the responsibility to carry out the duties of commander-in-chief of the militia forces of the state. Other duties and privileges of the office include: Delegating powers to the Lieutenant Governor, excepting those that are Constitutionally vested in the Governor; Filling vacancies in all other Executive offices; Making all appointments not otherwise provided for by law, filling vacancies with the consent of the Senate, and making recess appointments; Vetoing bills, "except bills proposing amendments to the Montana constitution, bills ratifying proposed amendments to the United States constitution, resolutions, and initiative and referendum measures," subject to a legislative override; Convening special sessions of the legislature; Granting pardons and reprieves, remitting fines and forfeitures, and restoring citizenship; Requiring reports from any executive office and appointing committees to investigate the same; The Governor may also recommend amendments to bills. The salary for this position is $108,167/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Montana Elections and Government Services Division in the Montana 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. Obtain the required filing forms. 2) Complete the required filing forms and submit the filing forms to the Montana Elections and Government Services Division. The required forms include petition signatures if you plan to run as an independent candidate. If you plan to run as a party candidate, please contact your local political party for details on how to run as a party candidate. All candidates should inquire about the campaign finance rules and regulations with the Montana Elections and Government Services Division. 3) Nominating petitions are due to county election administrators for certification of authenticity a week before they due to the Montana Elections and Government Services Division. For 2016 elections, nominating petitions are due to county election administrators on May 31st, 2016. Certified authentic petitions, candidate filing forms and filing fees are due to the Montana Elections and Government Services Division the day before the primary election (June 6th, 2016). The primary election is held on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in June. Petition signature requirements vary by office. If you have any questions or concerns you are encouraged to contact the Montana Elections and Government Services Division at (406) 444-4732 or visit the Montana Elections and Government Services Division website: http://www.sos.mt.gov/elections/Filing/index.asp.

Submit application to:
Montana Secretary of State, Montana Secretary of State’s Office, Helena, MT, 59620, US