• Executive Branch

    In addition to the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Michigan's voters elect two other executive branch officials statewide - the Secretary of State and the Attorney General. While candidates for the governor's office are chosen in the August primary election, candidates for the others are nominated at the regular year between presidential elections (voters cast one vote jointly for Governor and Lieutenant Governor). An amendment to the constitution adopted by the voters in 1992 limits these elected executives to two terms (eight years). This limitation applies to terms if office beginning on or after January 1, 1993.

Executive Office

Governor Whitmer Headshot