South Carolina Lieutenant Governor

Employer / Organization

South Carolina

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Apr 16, 2018 - Jul 16, 2018

Description

The Lieutenant Governor of the State of South 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 South Carolina. The lieutenant governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two consecutive terms. Beginning in 2018, the lieutenant governor will be elected on a joint ticket with the governor. The lieutenant governor is South Carolina's second highest constitutional officer. Under the state constitution, the lieutenant governor serves as the president of the state senate and assumes the position of governor if for any reason the governor is unable to perform the duties of that office. The salary for this position is $46,545/year.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the South Carolina State Election Commission to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the correct candidacy filing paperwork. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including the appropriate campaign finance forms and (if you plan to run as an independent) petition papers. If you plan to run as a partisan candidate please contact your local party office for further instructions. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the stipulated amount of signatures to your local county election office if you live in a single county district or to the South Carolina State Election Commission if you live in a multi-county district. The amount of petition signatures varies by office. The petition papers are due at noon July 15th (if July 15th falls on a Sunday, the petition papers are due the following Monday at noon). The South Carolina State Election Commission is the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have. The South Carolina State Election Commission can be reached at (803) 734-9060 and their website can be found here: http://www.scvotes.org/candidate_information

Submit application to:
South Carolina State Election Commission, 1122 Lady Street, Columbia, SC, 29201, US