Tennessee Lieutenant Governor

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Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

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Jan 07, 2022 - Apr 07, 2022


The Tennessee Lieutenant Governor is the Speaker of the Tennessee State Senate and first in line in the succession to the office of Governor of Tennessee in the event of the death, resignation or removal from office through impeachment and conviction. Unlike in most states, the Tennessee Lieutenant Governor is not elected by voters but instead elected by the Tennessee General Assembly. The main duty of the lieutenant governor is to assume the office of governor if necessary. Additionally, in the role of lieutenant governor, the speaker of the senate appoints all officers and members of senate committees, unless otherwise directed by the senate. The lieutenant governor can also remove members from committee posts and appoints members of various boards and commissions throughout the state government. The salary for this position is $60,609/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Tennessee Division 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. Obtain the necessary candidate filing paperwork. 2) If you are running for a federal position, complete the required filing forms and submit the filing forms to the Tennessee Division of Elections. Be sure to also submit a duplicate set of forms to the Tennessee Coordinator of Elections. If you are running for a state position, complete the required filing forms and submit the filing forms to the County Election Commission in which you reside. Be sure to also file duplicate forms with any and all other County Election Commissions within the district. 3) Submit the filing forms between the date in early January determined by the coordinator of elections and the first Thursday in April at noon in order to appear on either a partisan primary or as an independent on the general election ballot. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Tennessee Division of Elections by phone at (615)-741-7956 or 1-877-850-4959. More information about Tennesse elections can be found here: http://sos.tn.gov/elections/candidate-information

Submit application to:
Tennessee Secretary of State, 312 Rosa L Parks Ave #6, Nashville, TN, 37243, US