Nov 08, 2016
Mar 11, 2016 - Mar 17, 2016
The Lieutenant Governor of the State of Utah is an elected statutory officer, the second ranking officer of the executive branch and the first officer in line to succeed the Governor of Utah. The lieutenant governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is not subject to term limits.The lieutenant governor is the first in the line of succession in the event that the governor is incapacitated or absent or when the elected governor dies, resigns or is removed. The lieutenant governor also executes any gubernatorial powers delegated to him or her by the governor. The office of the Utah Secretary of State was abolished in 1976 and those duties were given to the lieutenant governor. The lieutenant governor has since been charged with overseeing key components of the initiative process. The lieutenant governor's additional duties include the oversight of all notaries public, the legal authentication of documents, maintaining oversight and regulation of registered lobbyists, certifying municipal annexations, maintaining oversight over all elections and serving as the "keeper" of the state seal.Other duties and privileges of the office include: Serving as the chief election officer of Utah; Keeping a register of, and attesting to, all official acts of the governor; Serving as the governor's liaison the to legislature; Serving as an adviser to the governor on policy, fiscal and budgetary matters; Sitting on or chairing commissions, boards, committees and cabinet agencies as delegated by the governor. The salary for this position is $104,000/year.