There are about two months left until the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, but tickets can be applied for now.
Although details of the event have not yet been announced – the day may be slightly different this time due to the pandemic – the event is scheduled to take place on January 20, 2021 on the western front of the United States Capitol in Washington D.C.
At the ceremony, President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris will be sworn in as President and Vice President of the United States after their victory in the 2020 presidential election.
The presidential inauguration is a free event, but each participant must have a ticket. There is a limited number of tickets available, which will be issued in order of receipt, and tickets can be requested until January 1, 2020.
The number of tickets is also limited per household, although the number varies by state. In Ohio, for example, groups can request up to four tickets, while in Georgia six tickets per household are available. Contact your state office for more information on how many tickets can be requested.
Nevertheless, everyone in the group, including children and infants, must have a ticket.
Tickets should be requested through the United States Senator or the United States representative by completing a form on the Senator’s or representative’s website.
The Congressional offices will find out how many tickets have been allocated to members of the public a few weeks after election day, so they will not be able to approve ticket requests until then.
In addition, the offices will not receive the tickets until about a week before the inauguration. In some states, members of the public may receive their tickets by mail only a few days before the event, while other states may require members of the public to pick up their tickets at the convention office.
Inauguration may be affected by the pandemic, although Ohio Senator Rob Portman’s office says: “At this time, our office is not aware of any restrictions on inauguration ceremonies that could be caused by COVID-19.
However, the office of North Carolina Senator Richard Burr says, “While we have not yet learned whether there will be a public gathering or ticketing in 2021, we are gathering requests here and will contact you when we know more.
Therefore, tickets can be requested from now until January, but more information about the inauguration day will be published in the coming weeks. Depending on the COVID 19 situation in the U.S. in January, the opening day may be changed to follow health and safety guidelines such as social distancing.