LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR


Section 2.  There shall be a lieutenant governor who shall have the same qualifications as the governor.  The lieutenant governor shall be elected at the same time, for the same term and in the same manner as the governor; provided that the votes cast in the general election for the nominee for governor shall be deemed cast for the nominee for lieutenant governor of the same political party.  No person shall be elected to the office of lieutenant governor for more than two consecutive full terms.  The lieutenant governor shall perform such duties as may be provided by law. [Am HB 19 (1964) and election Nov 3, 1964; ren and am Const Con 1978 and election Nov 7, 1978]


Cross References


  Chief election officer, see §11-2.

  Functions, generally, see §26-1.


Attorney General Opinions


  It may be impermissible for legislature to require elected officials to resign before running for lieutenant governor.  Att. Gen. Op. 75-22.

  Political parties must run candidates for both the office of the governor and office of lieutenant governor.  Att. Gen. Op. 78-3.


Case Notes


  Section requires that partisan candidate for governor seek nomination paired with a candidate for lieutenant governor of same political party.  81 H. 230, 915 P.2d 704.

  Section 26-2 provides order of succession that applies only after respective officers have properly been elected to public office; it does not relieve prospective candidate from compliance with this section during the qualification and nomination process.  81 H. 230, 915 P.2d 704.










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