North Carolina Lieutenant Governor

Employer / Organization

North Carolina

Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Jan 01, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020

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) Obtain the required amount of signatures for the office that you are seeking. The amount of signatures required varies depending upon office. Questions related to petition signature requirements should be referred to the North Carolina Board of Elections. 3) Submit your filing papers to the state board of elections prior to the last Friday in June, which is the deadline for independent (unaffiliated) candidates. If you wish to participate in the primary, your filing period will be much earlier (late December in the year prior to the elections. The state elections office can be contacted at (919) 733-7173.

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