Nebraska Lieutenant Governor

Employer / Organization

Nebraska

Next Election

May 15, 2018

Filing Window

Dec 01, 2017 - Mar 01, 2018

Description

The Lieutenant Governor of the State of Nebraska is an elected constitutional officer, the second ranking officer of the executive branch and the first officer in line to succeed the Governor of Nebraska. The lieutenant governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two consecutive terms, with at least one term intervening before the same individual may seek the office again. The lieutenant governor presides over the Senate and casts a tie breaking vote. Constitutionally, the lieutenant governor may sit on any board in lieu of the governor. The lieutenant governor has such other responsibilities and duties as the governor shall assign. The salary for this position is $75,000/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Nebraska Secretary of State Elections Division 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 Nebraska Secretary of State Elections Division. The required forms include a “Candidate Filing Form,” a filing fee and campaign finance and accountability forms. State Senate candidates are by law nonpartisan, therefore all candidates running for a State Senate position are considered nonpartisan candidates regardless of their party affiliation. For U.S. House of representative positions, independent candidates must acquire a stipulated amount of petition signatures. 3) For State Senate and partisan U.S. House of Representative candidates, filing forms for non-incumbent candidates are due March 1st of the election year (if March 1st falls on a weekend, the deadline will be the following business day). Independent U.S. House of Representative candidates must file their petitions with the Nebraska Secretary of State Elections Division by September 1st of the election year. State Senate and partisan U.S. House of Representative candidates will participate in the May primary which is held the second Tuesday after the first Monday in May. If you have any questions or concerns you are encouraged to contact the Nebraska Secretary of State Elections Division at (402) 471-2555 or visit the Nebraska Secretary of State Elections Division website: http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/2016/elections.html.

Submit application to:
Nebraska Secretary of State, P.O. Box 94608, Lincoln, NE, 68509, US