Request tickets for the Inauguration here.
Throughout our nation’s rich history, the Inauguration has been a national celebration of American democracy. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic complicates the upcoming presidential transition. This year’s events are not yet finalized or certain.
Nevertheless, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) has announced its intention for a ceremony to be held on January 20, 2021 on the west front of the United States Capitol. If the Inauguration is held as usual, limited tickets will be available to members of the public. Therefore, my office is creating a list of all constituents seeking a ticket to attend.
Requesting tickets. If you are a constituent of the Ninth District of New Jersey and would like to request free tickets to the Presidential Inauguration, please fill out this Ticket Request Form to enter a lottery for the chance to obtain standing tickets to the Presidential swearing-in. If there is especially high ticket demand, there will be a lottery to determine ticket winners and winners will be limited to two (2) tickets each.
Deadline. Your request must be received by January 1, 2021. Constituents selected for tickets will be notified after this deadline and will be required to show a photo ID to pick up their tickets at a location to be determined.
Updates. If you register to request tickets, please monitor your email as you will receive any updates on the Inauguration and the ticketing process.
Attending the Inauguration. If you are selected to attend the Inauguration, please have patience. The event attracts tens of thousands of attendees. Security measures are necessary to process all attendees efficiently and safely. The ongoing pandemic will likely impact the event and lead to enhanced security and safety measures. Large bags and portable seats are prohibited and should be left at home. The swell of people and security limit transportation options, including public transportation. In addition to standing at the event for several hours, please be prepared to walk at least several blocks on Inauguration Day. Mid-January in our nation’s capital is often very cold, so if you attend, please monitor the weather reports and dress appropriately.
Attending the Inauguration without a ticket. In previous Presidential Inaugurations, there has been a large section on the National Mall open to Americans who wish to attend but did not obtain a free ticket. There may be another open section this year. If you register for tickets, my office will share any information or updates we receive. Information will also be placed on this website.
Inaugural Parade. Parade seating is managed by the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC), a non-profit organization to be formed by the President-Elect. They will also manage tickets to any Inaugural balls, should they occur. Passes to these events are not available through our office.
Questions? If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office at (202) 225-5751.