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§ 20. —  Resignation or refusal of office.



[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 3USC20]

 
                         TITLE 3--THE PRESIDENT
 
             CHAPTER 1--PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS AND VACANCIES
 
Sec. 20. Resignation or refusal of office

    The only evidence of a refusal to accept, or of a resignation of the 
office of President or Vice President, shall be an instrument in 
writing, declaring the same, and subscribed by the person refusing to 
accept or resigning, as the case may be, and delivered into the office 
of the Secretary of State.

(June 25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 Stat. 678.)


         Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act

    For protection and preservation of tape recordings of conversations 
involving former President Richard M. Nixon, see sections 101 to 106 of 
Pub. L. 93-526, set out as a note under section 2107 of Title 44, Public 
Printing and Documents.

                  Section Referred to in Other Sections

    This section is referred to in title 18 section 871.



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