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{{GovLgov}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Governor of Idaho''' is the chief executive of the state, and commander-in-chief of the state military forces. The governor appoints department heads and members of boards and commissions.
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The governor is responsible for upholding the [[Idaho Constitution]], executing state law and recommending a state budget to the [[Idaho_Legislature|legislature]]. During special circumstances the governor can call for special sessions of the legislature. The governor has the power to veto bills but must list his objections. The legislature can override a veto by a two-thirds vote of each chamber. In Idaho the governor also serves as the President of the Board of Examiners and Chairman of the Board of Land Commissioners.
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The '''Governor of the State of Idaho''' is an elected Constitutional officer, the head of the Executive branch, and the highest state office in Idaho. The Governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two terms.
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==Current officer==
  
 
The current [[governor]] of [[Idaho]] is [[Butch Otter]].
 
The current [[governor]] of [[Idaho]] is [[Butch Otter]].
  
==Qualifications==
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==Authority==
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==Election==
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The term of office of the governor of Idaho is four years. Prior to election, each candidate must pay a filing fee of $300 which is deposited in to the general fund.  
 
The term of office of the governor of Idaho is four years. Prior to election, each candidate must pay a filing fee of $300 which is deposited in to the general fund.  
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==Vacancies==
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==Duties==
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The governor is responsible for upholding the [[Idaho Constitution]], executing state law and recommending a state budget to the [[Idaho_Legislature|legislature]]. During special circumstances the governor can call for special sessions of the legislature. The governor has the power to veto bills but must list his objections. The legislature can override a veto by a two-thirds vote of each chamber. In Idaho the governor also serves as the President of the Board of Examiners and Chairman of the Board of Land Commissioners and appoints department heads and members of boards and commissions.
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==Requirements==
  
 
A candidate for governor is required to be:
 
A candidate for governor is required to be:
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* a United States citizen
 
* a United States citizen
 
* a resident of Idaho at least two years prior to the election
 
* a resident of Idaho at least two years prior to the election
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==Compensation==
  
 
==Contact information==
 
==Contact information==
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Office of the Governor<BR>
 
Office of the Governor<BR>
 
P.O. Box 83720<BR>
 
P.O. Box 83720<BR>

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The Governor of the State of Idaho is an elected Constitutional officer, the head of the Executive branch, and the highest state office in Idaho. The Governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two terms.

Current officer

The current governor of Idaho is Butch Otter.

Authority

Election

The term of office of the governor of Idaho is four years. Prior to election, each candidate must pay a filing fee of $300 which is deposited in to the general fund.

Vacancies

Duties

The governor is responsible for upholding the Idaho Constitution, executing state law and recommending a state budget to the legislature. During special circumstances the governor can call for special sessions of the legislature. The governor has the power to veto bills but must list his objections. The legislature can override a veto by a two-thirds vote of each chamber. In Idaho the governor also serves as the President of the Board of Examiners and Chairman of the Board of Land Commissioners and appoints department heads and members of boards and commissions.

Requirements

A candidate for governor is required to be:

  • at least thirty-years old
  • a United States citizen
  • a resident of Idaho at least two years prior to the election

Compensation

Contact information

Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720
Phone:208-334-2100
Email

See also

External links

Office of the Governor of Idaho

References

Portions of this article were adapted from Wikipedia.