—-Envelope or address block on letter or email:
—-—-The Vice President-elect
—-—-Dear Mr./Ms. (Surname): *
—-—-Mr./Ms. (Surname) *
—-—-—-* See #2 in the post below “In Conversation or a Salutation”.
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How to Address a Vice President-Elect of the United States
Is sthe vice-president elect correctly addresses as, say, Mr./Madame Vice President-Elect?
Someone might say ‘Vice President-elect (Name) will be here in five minutes’ but that is not a form of address. This is a form you see & hear in the media as they craft stories so we will know who they are talking or writing about. While a reporter might write ‘according to Football Coach James Wilson…’ – it’s not a formal form of address. It’s a way to be specific of who is who in the news report.
When directly addressing a Vice President-elect, use a formal form of address.
In Writing, Including an Email: 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.
In Conversation or a Salutation: The VP-elect isn’t addressed as Mr./Madam Vice President until he/she has taken the oath of office. Until then, the current office holder retains the courtesies of office (None of the courtesies of office 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