- "Perhaps we'll begin by designating you as acting governor before granting you the full title."
- ―Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin, to Arihnda Pryce
Acting Governor was a temporary title of governorship. Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin designated Arihnda Pryce as acting governor of Lothal before granting her the full title. The appointments for acting governor were supposed to be granted through the Imperial Palace, yet Tarkin found no need to do so. Pryce would be scheduled to be in the position for at least one or two years, in order to spend time on Coruscant learning the details of the position. Pryce was eventually promoted to Governor of Lothal.