Delaware Lieutenant Governor

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Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Jan 01, 2020 - Jul 15, 2020


The Lieutenant Governor of the State of Delaware is an elected constitutional officer, the second ranking officer of the executive branch and the first officer in line to succeed the Governor of Delaware. The lieutenant governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality. The lieutenant governor also serves as the President of the Delaware State Senate, though they can only issue a vote if there is a tie on any vote. The lieutenant governor also has a constitutionally provided seat on the Delaware Board of Pardons. They have other responsibilities and duties as the Governor shall assign. The salary for this position is $78,553/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the State of Delaware Department of Elections 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) Obtain and complete the candidate forms including Campaign Finance Reporting Forms. If you plan to run as an unaffiliated candidate, you must also circulate a petition to appear on the ballot. If you plan to run as a party candidate please contact your local party headquarters for more information. Party candidate forms and deadlines differ from some unaffiliated candidate forms and deadlines. 3) Collect the stipulated number of signatures between January 1st and July 15th and submit the completed petitions to the State of Delaware Department of Elections. If you have any questions please contact the State of Delaware Department of Elections by phone at 302 739-4277 or visit their website at: The 2016 Delaware Election Calendar can be found here: