Pre-Election Presidential Transition Act of 2010

Pre-Election Presidential Transition Act of 2010
Great Seal of the United States
Long titleAn Act to amend the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 to provide that certain transition services shall be available to eligible candidates before the general election.
Enacted bythe 111th United States Congress
EffectiveOctober 15, 2010
Public lawPub. L.Tooltip Public Law (United States) 111–283 (text) (PDF)
Statutes at Large124 Stat. 3045
Acts amendedPresidential Transition Act of 1963
Titles amendedTitle 3—The President
U.S.C. sections amended3 U.S.C. § 102
Legislative history

The Pre-Election Presidential Transition Act of 2010 is an Act of Congress passed in 2010 to better ready presidential campaigns for their potential transition before the election occurs. It provides mechanisms for the GSA to work with major party candidates on a potential transition before Election Day to allow for a smoother transition of power. The first example of a presidential campaign using this act is the Mitt Romney 2012 presidential campaign, which had a planned transition, including meetings with the GSA.[1]

Among other things, the federal statute requires the GSA to inform major-party presidential candidates along with what the GSA might consider third-party “principal contenders” in a presidential general election of their right to receive certain services, facilities, and supplies within three business days of nomination by their party. It was passed in part due to national security concerns following the 9/11 attacks.[2]

  1. ^ Parker, Ashley (17 August 2012). "Campaigning Aside, Team Plans a Romney Presidency". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Noah, Timothy. "Presidential transitions come into the open". POLITICO. Retrieved 2020-12-04.

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