Florida Lieutenant Governor

Employer / Organization


Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

Filing Window

Jun 20, 2022 - Jun 24, 2022


The Lieutenant Governor of Florida is second in rank to the Governor of Florida, serving in the executive branch. Although the lieutenant governor does not have an official legislative role, the position requires strategy development and execution of initiatives in regards to various state endeavors, particularly those endorsed by the governor. Furthermore, it is the primary responsibility of the lieutenant governor to serve in the interim for the governor in the case of death, resignation, or other absence. The lieutenant governor serves a four-year term, and while there is no limit on the number of times a Florida lieutenant governor may serve, after serving two sequential terms, that individual must remain out of office for at least one election cycle to regain eligibility. The salary of the position is $124,851 per year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Florida Department of State 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. 2) Complete the party affiliated qualifying papers or the non-party affiliated qualifying papers and submit the qualifying papers to the Florida Department of State Division of Elections. The application must be accompanied by either a qualifying fee or petition papers in lieu of a qualifying fee. 3) Submit the application accompanied by either the qualifying fee or petition papers between noon of the 71st day prior to the primary election, but not later than noon of the 67th day prior to the primary election. (A recent change to Florida election laws allows for the filing documents to be accepted two weeks prior to the 71st day, which is the day we have listed on this site.) For the 2018 contest these dates are tentatively scheduled for June 4th, 2018 and June 22nd, 2018. If you have any questions please contact the Florida Department of State, Division of Elections by phone at 850-245-6240. State Qualifying Handbook: http://dos.myflorida.com/media/695458/state-qualifying-handbook.pdf

Submit application to:
Florida Department of State, Division of Elections, 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-0250, US