Ohio Governor

Employer / Organization

Ohio

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Mar 12, 2018 - May 07, 2018

Description

The Governor of the State of Ohio is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch and the highest state office in Ohio. The governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two consecutive terms. The governor is the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. The governor has a duty to enforce state laws; the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Ohio State Legislature; the power to convene the legislature; and the power to grant pardons, except in cases of treason and impeachment. Other duties and privileges of the office include: Executing all laws and requiring written information on any office from the head of that office; Making an annual address to the General Assembly, with recommendation for legislation; Convening extraordinary sessions of the legislature with limited purposes; Adjourning the legislature when the two chambers cannot agree to do so themselves, not to include the privilege of adjourning the legislature past the sine die set for the regular session; Keeping and using "The Great Seal of the State of Ohio;" Signing and sealing all commissions granted in the name of the state of Ohio; Nominating, in the event of a vacancy in the Lieutenant Governor's office, a new officer, subject to a confirmatory vote of both chambers of the legislature; Making vacancy appointments for all "key state officers" (the Auditor, the Treasurer, the Secretary of State, and the Attorney General. Such appointments are for the remainder of the term when the next general election is less than 40 days away and until the next general election otherwise; Accepting a report from the head of each executive department at least once a year, not later than five days before the regular session of the legislature convenes, and including the substance of those reports in her annual address to the legislature; Making all appointments not otherwise provided for, with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate refuses to act, in which case the Governor's appointee takes offices by default. The salary for this position is $148,886/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Ohio Secretary of State Elections 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. 2) Complete the required filing forms and submit the filing forms to the Ohio Secretary of State Elections Office. The required forms include a Declaration of Candidacy; a filing fee; Petitions; and other office specific forms. The filing fee and petition requirements vary by office. Please inquire about these office specific requirements with the elections office. File these papers as directed by the elections office, which may vary depending upon the type of district you plan to run in. If the district encompasses a single part of a county, you will file with the county. If the district has parts of multiple counties you will file with the Ohio Secretary of State Elections Office. 3) Submit the filing forms by the 90th day before the Ohio primary election if you intend to appear on a partisan primary ballot. If you plan to run as an independent or in a non partisan race, submit the filing forms prior to the day of the Ohio primary in order to appear on the general election ballot. The Ohio primary is held the second Tuesday after the first Monday in March during presidential years, and in all other years the Ohio primary is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in the month of May. Listed below is the phone number and address of the Ohio Secretary of State Elections Office, which serves as the point of contact for any questions or concerns. Ohio Secretary of State Elections Office - Phone: (614) 466-2585 or email: election@OhioSecretaryofState.gov. The 2016 Ohio Candidate Requirement Guide can be found here: http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/Upload/publications/election/2016_CRG.pdf

Submit application to:
Ohio Secretary of State, Continental Plaza, 180 E Broad St, Columbus, OH, 43215, US