Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
|North Carolina Lieutenant Governor|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013 FY Budget:||$695,324|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||North Carolina Constitution, Article III, Section II|
|Assumed office:||January 7, 2013|
|Next election:||November 8, 2016|
|Last election:||November 6, 2012|
|Other North Carolina Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Auditor • Superintendent of Education • Agriculture Commissioner • Insurance Commissioner • Natural Resources Commissioner • Labor Commissioner • Public Service Commission|
- See also: Current Lieutenant Governors
Under Article III, Section II:
The Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall be elected by the qualified voters of the State...
|2014 • 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010|
|Current Lt. Governors|
|Lt. Governor Elections|
|2014 • 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010|
Candidates for the lieutenant office of the governor must be:
- at least 30 years old
- a citizen of the United States for at least five years
- a resident of North Carolina for at least two years
Additionally, no Lieutenant Governor-elect may take office until she has taken an oath before the Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.
North Carolina elects lieutenant governors in the Presidential elections, that is, in leap years. For North Carolina, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 are all lieutenant gubernatorial election years. Legally, the lieutenant gubernatorial inauguration is always set for the first day in the January following an election. Thus, January 1, 2013 and January 1, 2017 are inaugural days.
|Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina General Election, 2012|
|Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.|
Details of vacancies are addressed under Article III, Section 7.
Whenever the office of the Lieutenant Governor becomes vacant, the Governor appoints a replacement. If the lieutenant gubernatorial term would expire the following January, then the appointee serves the remainder of the term. Otherwise, the appointee only serves as an Acting Lieutenant Governor until the next legislative election that is more than 60 days away.
North Carolina's Lieutenant Governor is the only elected official to have powers in both the legislative and executive branches of state government. The lieutenant governor's primary responsibility is to preside over the North Carolina State Senate. The lieutenant governor is a member of the North Carolina Council of State, the North Carolina Board of Education, the North Carolina Capitol Planning Commission and the North Carolina Board of Community Colleges.
The Lieutenant Governor is head of the North Carolina State Senate, but only casts a vote when the regular members are tied. She is also the first to succeed, either temporarily or permanently, when the Governor is incapacitated.
She has such other responsibilities and duties as the Governor shall assign.
The budget for the Lieutenant Governor's office in Fiscal Year 2013 was $695,324.
- See also: Comparison of lieutenant gubernatorial salaries and Compensation of state executive officers
The lieutenant governor's pay is set by law and may not be increased or diminished effective during the current term.
As of 2010, the lieutenant governor is paid $123,198 a year, the 11th highest lieutenant gubernatorial salary in America.
310 N. Blount Street, 27601
20401 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-0401
- North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Walter H. Dalton
- Governor of North Carolina
- North Carolina Attorney General
- North Carolina Secretary of State