New Jersey Lieutenant Governor

Employer / Organization

New Jersey

Next Election

Nov 07, 2017

Filing Window

Mar 05, 2016 - Jun 05, 2017

Description

The Lieutenant Governor of the State of New Jersey is an elected constitutional officer, the second ranking officer of the executive branch and the first officer in line to succeed the Governor of New Jersey. The lieutenant governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two consecutive terms. The New Jersey Constitution requires that the governor appoint the lieutenant governor to head at least one principle department or agency, though that position may not be the attorney general's office. They have such other responsibilities and duties as the governor shall assign. The salary for this position is $141,000/year.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the New Jersey Division of Elections 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 correct candidacy filing paperwork. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including, a certificate of acceptance, an oath of allegiance, nominating petitions, campaign finance forms and other office specific requirements. Petition signature requirements vary by office. Inquire into primary election details if you plan to run as a partisan candidate. File these papers with the appropriate filing officer. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the required amount of signatures to the New Jersey Division of Elections. If you plan to run as a partisan candidate, the filing paperwork is due the 64th day before the primary election. If you plan to run as an independent, the filing paperwork is due the day before the primary election at 4:00pm. The New Jersey primary election is always held the first Tuesday following the first Monday in June. The New Jersey Division of Elections, which serves as the point of contact for any questions or concerns, can be reached at (609) 292-3760. The election calendar and other pertinent information can be found here: http://www.njelections.org/election-information-archive-2016.html.

Submit application to:
New Jersey Secretary of State, NJ Division of Elections, Trenton, NJ, 08625, US