Montana Lieutenant Governor

Employer / Organization

Montana

Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Jan 09, 2020 - May 26, 2020

Description

The Lieutenant Governor of the State of Montana is an elected constitutional officer, the second ranking officer of the executive branch and the first officer in line to succeed the governor of Montana. The lieutenant governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two terms in any 16-year span. Montana's lieutenant governor acts as governor in the event of the death, resignation, removal, impeachment, absence from the state or incapacity due to illness of the governor. The lieutenant governor performs the duties provided by law and those delegated to him/her by the governor. However, the lieutenant governor cannot be delegated any duties specifically granted to the governor, as per the state constitution. The lieutenant governor welcomes international visitors when the governor is unable to do so, serves on a number of state committees, and assists on a number of administration policy initiatives. Additionally, the lieutenant governor provides advice and counsel to the governor. The office has such other responsibilities and duties as the Governor shall assign. The salary for this position is $86,362/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