2013 Presidential Inauguration Tickets
**The deadline to request tickets, Dec. 16, 2012, has passed**
Monday, January 21, 2013
For more than two hundred years, America's citizens have witnessed the Inauguration ceremonies of the President and Vice President of the United States. From the first Inauguration of George Washington to today, as we prepare for the 57th Presidential Inauguration, the swearing-in ceremonies represent both national renewal and continuity of leadership.
As a U.S. Senator, my office receives a limited number of tickets to distribute to my constituents who plan on visiting Washington, D.C. for this event. If you are a Colorado resident interested in attending the Inaugural swearing-in ceremonies, please review the following information and click on the link below to request tickets. Please note: submitting this form is a request only and does not guarantee tickets. The deadline to request tickets through my office is December 16, 2012.
Things to Know Before Making Your Request:
- Demand for Inaugural tickets far exceeds the number available, therefore my office will be conducting a lottery in late December to distribute the tickets alloted to my office. There is a limit of one request per household address.
- As a Senator for Colorado, my office is only able to distribute tickets to state residents. You must be a current Colorado resident to receive Inaugural tickets from my office.
- Please do not make your travel plans contingent on receiving tickets. My office will do its best to notify you in a timely manner if you have received tickets in the lottery.
- Tickets will most likely be for standing room only areas. Due to crowds, security procedures and the length of the ceremonies, ticket holders should expect to be standing outside in winter weather for several hours.
- All children old enough to walk must have their own ticket. Strollers are not allowed in any ticketed areas. Event organizers discourage bringing young children to the Inaugural ceremonies due to weather conditions, the length of time you will spend standing and limited access to restroom and dining facilities.
- There are many ways to participate in the Inaugural festivities that do not a require ticket. While a ticket may place you physically closer to the swearing-in itself, the majority of people will view the Inaugural ceremonies from the National Mall where tickets are not required.
For more information on the inauguration, visit www.inaugural.senate.gov.