3 USC 1: Time of appointing electors
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3 USC 1: Time of appointing electors Text contains those laws in effect on April 22, 2024
From Title 3-THE PRESIDENTCHAPTER 1-PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS AND VACANCIES

§1. Time of appointing electors

The electors of President and Vice President shall be appointed, in each State, on election day, in accordance with the laws of the State enacted prior to election day.

(Added Pub. L. 117–328, div. P, title I, §102(a), Dec. 29, 2022, 136 Stat. 5233 .)


Editorial Notes

Prior Provisions

A prior section 1, act June 25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 Stat. 672 , related to time of appointing electors, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 117–328, div. P, title I, §102(a), Dec. 29, 2022, 136 Stat. 5233 .


Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Short Title of 2022 Amendment

Pub. L. 117–328, div. P, §1, Dec. 29, 2022, 136 Stat. 5233 , provided that: "This division [enacting this section and section 22 of this title, amending sections 6, 7, 9 to 13, 15 to 18, and 21 of this title, repealing this section and sections 2 and 14 of this title, enacting provisions set out as notes under this section, and amending provisions set out as a note under section 102 of this title] may be cited as the 'Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act of 2022'."

Pub. L. 117–328, div. P, title I, §101, Dec. 29, 2022, 136 Stat. 5233 , provided that: "This title [enacting this section and section 22 of this title, amending sections 6, 7, 9 to 13, 15 to 18, and 21 of this title, and repealing this section and sections 2 and 14 of this title] may be cited as the 'Electoral Count Reform Act of 2022'."

Pub. L. 117–328, div. P, title II, §201, Dec. 29, 2022, 136 Stat. 5241 , provided that: "This title [amending provisions set out as a note under section 102 of this title] may be cited as the 'Presidential Transition Improvement Act'."

Short Title of 2020 Amendment

Pub. L. 116–121, §1, Mar. 3, 2020, 134 Stat. 138 , provided that: "This Act [amending provisions set out as a note under section 102 of this title] may be cited as the 'Presidential Transition Enhancement Act of 2019'."

Short Title of 2010 Amendment

Pub. L. 111–283, §1, Oct. 15, 2010, 124 Stat. 3045 , provided that: "This Act [enacting provisions set out as a note under section 102 of this title and amending provisions set out as notes under section 102 of this title, section 1101 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, and section 435b of Title 50, War and National Defense] may be cited as the 'Pre-Election Presidential Transition Act of 2010'."

Short Title of 1996 Amendment

Pub. L. 104–331, §1(a), Oct. 26, 1996, 110 Stat. 4053 , provided that: "This Act [enacting sections 401, 402, 411 to 417, 421, 425, 431, 435, 451 to 456, and 471 of this title and sections 1296, 1413, and 3901 to 3908 of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure, amending sections 1346 and 2402 of Title 28, repealing section 1219 of Title 2, The Congress, and enacting provisions set out as notes under section 401 of this title, section 1219 of Title 2, and section 1296 of Title 28] may be cited as the 'Presidential and Executive Office Accountability Act'."

Short Title of 1988 Amendment

Pub. L. 100–398, §1, Aug. 17, 1988, 102 Stat. 985 , provided that: "This Act [amending sections 3345, 3348, and 5723 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, and enacting and amending provisions set out as notes under section 102 of this title] may be cited as the 'Presidential Transitions Effectiveness Act'."

Constitutional Provisions

Time of choosing electors, see Const. Art. 2, §1, cl. 3.