Nov 06, 2018
Apr 16, 2018 - Jul 16, 2018
The Governor of the State of South Carolina is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch and the holder of the highest state office in South Carolina. The Governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two consecutive terms. Under the South Carolina Constitution, the Governor is also the head of government, serving as the chief executive of the South Carolina executive branch. The governor is the ex officio Commander-in-Chief of the state National Guard when not called into federal use and of the state's unorganized militia. The governor's responsibilities include making yearly "State of the State" addresses to the South Carolina General Assembly, submitting an executive state budget and ensuring that state laws are enforced. Other duties and privileges of the office include: Commuting death sentences to life imprisonment; Requiring written reports from the officers of any agency or institute in the executive branch on any aspect of their duties; Periodically addressing the General Assembly on the state of the state and making recommendations concerning legislation; Convening special session of the legislation and, when the legislature is five days without a quorum, adjourning them; Residing at the official; Governor's Residence, the South Carolina Executive Mansion, except in cases of epidemic, natural disaster, or war; Vetoing bills and joint resolutions, subject to a two-thirds legislative override. The salary for this position is $106,078/year.
Submit application to:
South Carolina State Election Commission, 1122 Lady Street, Columbia, SC, 29201, US