Georgia Lieutenant Governor

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Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

Filing Window

Jun 27, 2022 - Jul 01, 2022


The Lieutenant Governor of the State of Georgia is an elected constitutional officer, the second ranking officer of the executive branch and the first officer in line to succeed the Governor of Georgia. The lieutenant governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and, unlike the governor, is not subject to term limits. The lieutenant governor's primary job is to serve as President of the Georgia State Senate. If the governor is temporarily unable to exercise his office, the lieutenant governor assumes the powers (but not the title) of the governor. Should the governor die or otherwise permanently leave office, the lieutenant governor becomes governor for the remainder of the term. As President of the Senate the lieutenant governor presides over debate in the Senate and casts a tie-breaking vote in that body if necessary. However, the lieutenant governor is barred from sponsoring legislation. He or she also maintains the power to make committee assignments and chooses the chairman of each committee. The salary for this position is $91,609/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Georgia Secretary of State Office in order to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and to make sure there are no other qualifications which might make you ineligible. 2) Complete the Notice of Candidacy forms including a nominating petition if you plan to run as an independent. The amount of signatures required varies by office. Submit these Notice of Candidacy forms, petitions and a qualifying fee to the Georgia Secretary of State. Note* You can submit petition signatures in lieu of the filing fee. If you plan to run as an independent or for a nonpartisan office, submit these forms to the Georgia Secretary of State, however, if you are planning to run as a party candidate, submit these forms to your declared party. 3) Submit these forms during the week of the first Monday in March if you are running for a position that will appear on the May General Partisan Primary/Nonpartisan Ballot. If you plan to run as an independent or as a minor political body candidate in the November General Election, the filing window is during the week of the fourth Monday in June. If you have any questions please contact the Georgia Secretary of State by phone at 404-656-2881. More information on a position by position basis can be found here: