Rhode Island Governor

Employer / Organization

Rhode Island

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Jun 25, 2018 - Jun 27, 2018

Description

The Governor of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch and the highest state office in Rhode Island. The Governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two consecutive terms. The governor is responsible for maintaining that laws are executed according to state law and the state constitution. Additionally, the governor is the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces; has the responsibility to submit the state budget to General Assembly annually, and may call for special sessions with the Assembly. Other duties and privileges of the office include: Appointing, with the consent of the Senate, all offices not otherwise provided for; Adjourning the General Assembly when its members cannot agree to do so themselves; Signing and sealing all commissions made by the state of Rhode Island; Granting reprieves, after conviction, in all cases, except those of impeachment, until the end of the next session of the General Assembly; Granting pardons, after conviction, in all cases, except those of impeachment, until the end of the next session of the General Assembly; Vetoing bills, resolutions, and votes, subject to a two-thirds legislative override. The salary for this position is $129,210/year.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Rhode Island Department 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. Make sure you are registered to vote. Obtain the candidate filing forms. 2) Complete the candidate filing forms including a declaration of candidacy and campaign finance forms. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the stipulated amount of signatures to the Rhode Island Department of State Elections Division. The filing period during which a candidate must file their declaration of candidacy occurs during the last consecutive Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in June. Federal position candidates file with the state and state position candidates file with their local board of canvassers. After declaring candidacy, a candidate must also submit nomination papers. Upon declaring candidacy with the appropriate filing officer, the filing officer will inform the candidate about the nomination paper timeline and the required amount of signatures needed for the office they are running for. Before submission to the Rhode Island Department of State Elections Division, the signatures must first be authenticated by the local board of canvassers in which the signatures were gathered. The Rhode Island Department of State Elections Division is the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have. The Rhode Island Department of State Elections Division can be reached at (401) 222-2340 and the Rhode Island How to Run for Office Guide can be found here: http://sos.ri.gov/assets/downloads/documents/RI-Run-for-Office-2016.pdf

Submit application to:
Rhode Island Secretary of State, 82 Smith St #217, Providence, RI, 02903, US