Welcome to Knowledge base! Here you’ll find about how politicians are elected, what are their roles and responsibilities and terms of their work.
- 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.
- Serves for a period of 4 years.
- Two years in the case of New Hampshire & Vermont.
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.
- 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.
- 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.