Knowledge base

Welcome to Knowledge base! Here you’ll find about how politicians are elected, what are their roles and responsibilities and terms of their work.

US Governor

US Governor

  • Governors are those who govern a particular region or state.
  • The Governor serves as an commander in chief and as the chief executive officer in all the 50 states and the 5 territories.
  • Serves as both the head of the government and the head of the state.

Term

  • Serves for a period of 4 years.
  • Two years in the case of New Hampshire & Vermont.

Qualifications

Each state has its own qualifications according to its constitution.But most of these are common,

  • Should be an US citizen.
  • Be an registered voter.
  • Should be a resident of the state.

How are they elected?

  • The governor is elected by the People in a statewide election.
  • When the term is expired, reelection happens.
  • This election is known as Primary.
  • Voters will register with any one of the party & cast the vote.
  • The winner goes to the general election.
  • Whenever there is a seat that is vacant due to death or resignation special elections may take place.

Lieutenant governors

  • Maine, Arizona, Oregon,New Hampshire and Wyoming have Lieutenant Governors.
  • They often preside over the position of governor when the seats of governor are vacant and no special election takes place.
  • They can also serve as an state governor temporarily when the duties of the governor are fulfilled.

Functions

  • Exercises control over the states executive branch.
  • Has the power to influence the decisions of legislative bodies in state.
  • Can urge to pass a bill.
  • Has the right to criticize and command a bill.
  • Welcomes officials from other countries or states.
  • Helps in building the economy of the state.

They have an considerate power in the following,

  • To control the budgeting.
  • Appointing officials including judges.
  • A role in legislation.