—-—-The Vice President-elect
—-—-Dear Mr./Ms. (Surname): *
—-—-—-* See last point in the post below.
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How to Address a Vice President-Elect of the United States
What is the proper form for addressing a vice-president elect in person? Would someone correctly say, ‘Mr. Vice President-Elect’?
Someone might say ‘Vice President-elect (Name) will be here in five minutes’ but that is not a form of address. It is referring to the official in the third person.
The vice president-elect has been elected in a general election. Thus, he or she is addressed as ‘the Honorable (Full Name)’ in writing in a letter’s address block or mailing envelope, and in a formal introduction.
The VP-elect isn’t addressed as ‘Mr. Vice President’ until he/she has taken the oath of office. Until then, the current office holder retains the courtesies of office. Non have been transferred at this point.
* Until he or she has taken the oath of office, he or she is adddressed orally and in a salutation with the honorific to which he or she is entitled prior to taking office – e.g., ‘Mr./Ms./Dr./Senator/etc. (Name)’.
– Robert Hickey