Indiana Lieutenant Governor

Employer / Organization


Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Jan 08, 2020 - Jun 30, 2020


The Lieutenant Governor of the State of Indiana is an elected constitutional officer, the second ranking officer of the executive branch and the first officer in line to succeed the Governor of Indiana. The lieutenant governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality. The lieutenant governor also serves as president of the Indiana State Senate. Like the governor the lieutenant governor must uphold the state constitution and laws of Indiana. The lieutenant governor of Indiana serves as acting governor when the governor becomes incapacitated or, in the state's early history, when the governor was away from the capitol. They have such other responsibilities and duties as the governor shall assign. The salary for this position is $88,543.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Indiana Election 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 required filing forms. 2) Complete the required filing forms and submit the filing forms to the Indiana Election Division. The required forms include a Declaration of Candidacy, Nominating Petitions, A Statement of Economic Interest and other office specific forms. 3) To run as an independent, candidates must submit filing forms between January 8th, 2020 (118 days before the primary election) and June 30th, 2020 (June 30th by law) to appear on the general election ballot. If you plan to run as a candidate for one of the established political parties, contact the Indiana Election Division or the party office for the filing window and procedures to compete in the party primary. If you have any questions please contact the Indiana Election Division by phone at (317) 232-3939 or (800) 622-4941. Additionally, the 2016 Indiana Candidate Guide can be found here: