Vermont Lieutenant Governor

Employer / Organization


Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Apr 27, 2020 - Aug 06, 2020


The Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Vermont is an elected constitutional officer, the second ranking officer of the executive branch and the first officer in line to succeed the Governor of Vermont. The lieutenant governor also serves as president of the Senate and is popularly elected every two years by a plurality and has no term limit. According to the Vermont Constitution, if the office of the governor becomes vacant by reason of death, resignation, impeachment or inability to serve, the lieutenant governor will fill the office until a governor is qualified to act or until the office is filled at the next election. In such instances, the lieutenant governor has all the powers, privileges and duties of the elected governor. The lieutenant governor is, at all times and by virtue of his office, the second commander of the state's militia and naval forces. Additionally, the lieutenant governor serves as president of the state Senate. The salary for this position is $61,776/year.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division 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, a consent of candidate form and (if you plan to run as an independent) a nominating petition. Nominating petitions can be found here: If you plan to run as a partisan candidate please contact your local party office for further instructions. 3) Submit the nominating petitions with the stipulated amount of signatures to the Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division by the filing deadline. The amount of required nominating petition signatures varies by office. The filing window for independents runs from the 4th Monday in April until 5pm on the Thursday preceding the primary election. The primary election is always held the 2nd Tuesday in August. The Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division is the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have. Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division can be reached at 800-439-8683 and the Elections Division website can be found here:

Submit application to:
Vermont Secretary of State, 128 State St, Montpelier, VT, 05633, US