President-elect of the United States
—-—-The Honorable (Full Name)
——–Dear Mr./Ms./etc. (Surname): *
* Use the form of address to which he or she is entitled prior to election as the President.
How to Address a President-elect
Is the President-elect Mr. President?
What is the proper way to address the President-elect? I saw and heard on TV people addressing the president-elect as Mr. President or The President (talking directly and talking about him). I thought this was incorrect until after the inauguration.
Dear PT,How to Address a President-elect
——#1) If the President-elect is currently the President – and starting a second term – ‘Mr. President’ would be correct. That is the correct form of address for a current office holder.
——#2) If he starting his first term, then you are correct. The President-elect would not be addressed as Mr. President or referred to as The President until after taking the oath of office.
——#3) The President-elect is correctly identified or addressed (program, envelope, address block on a letter) as The Honorable (Full Name). ‘The Honorable’ becomes part of his name once elected to office in a general election.