North Carolina Lieutenant Governor

Employer / Organization

North Carolina

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Feb 12, 2018 - Feb 28, 2018

Description

The Lieutenant Governor of the State of North Carolina is an elected constitutional officer, the second ranking officer of the executive branch and the first officer in line to succeed the Governor of North Carolina. For North Carolina, the lieutenant governor is the only elected official to have powers in both the legislative and executive branches of state government. The officer's primary responsibility is to preside over the North Carolina Senate. The lieutenant governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two consecutive terms in office. For North Carolina, the lieutenant governor is the only elected official to have powers in both the legislative and executive branches of state government. The lieutenant governor's primary responsibility is to preside over the North Carolina Senate. The lieutenant governor is a member of the North Carolina Council of State, the North Carolina Board of Education, the North Carolina Capitol Planning Commission and the North Carolina Board of Community Colleges. The lieutenant governor is head of the state senate, but only casts a vote when the regular members are tied. He is also the first to succeed, either temporarily or permanently, when the governor is incapacitated. He has such other responsibilities and duties as the governor shall assign. The salary for this position is $124,676/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the North Carolina State Board 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. Gather the appropriate candidacy filing petition from the North Carolina State Board of Elections or your county board of elections. County boards are the filing agency for State Senators, Members of the State House of Representatives and all county and local/municipal offices. For all other offices, the petitions are to be filed with the North Carolina State Board of Elections. 2) To run for office by petition, you must first file a Petition request from your applicable filing office. The number of signatures, deadlines and other information can be found here: http://ncsbe.azurewebsites.net/petition-info. 3) If you are running in a multi county district, nomination petitions are due to County Election Boards (CBEs) for authentication 15 days before they are due to the North Carolina State Board of Election. If you are running in a single county district, you must submit all filing forms to your local County Election Board accompanied with authenticated nominating papers by the end of the filing window, which is typically held exactly two weeks after it begins in mid February, in order to appear on the general election ballot in November. These dates are chosen a year earlier in a meeting held by the legislative committee. These forms must be submitted by noon. If you have any questions please contact the North Carolina State Board of Elections by phone at (919) 733-7173.

Submit application to:
North Carolina State Board of Elections, PO Box 27255, Raleigh, NC, 27611, US