JCCIC Chairman Blunt Unveils Tickets for 58th Presidential Inaugural Ceremonies

Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, unveiled the tickets for the 58th Inaugural Ceremonies. Blunt also unveiled the official map and guidelines.

“Attending the Inaugural Ceremony will be a truly unique and exciting experience for hundreds of thousands of Americans,” Blunt said. “I’m glad the attendees will soon be receiving their tickets, and I appreciate the work that’s been done to keep the tickets secure and ensure ticket holders can easily and safely find their viewing locations and enjoy the historic day.”

Beginning Monday, the JCCIC will release tickets to Members of Congress. Tickets will be distributed to House Members on Monday, January 9 and Senators on Tuesday, January 10. Each Member’s office is then responsible for distributing their allotment of tickets to their constituents.

The nearly 250,000 color-coded tickets were printed by the Government Publishing Office (GPO) and contain multiple security features to protect against counterfeiting. Every person attending the Inaugural Ceremonies on Capitol Grounds is required to have a ticket, including children.

Ticketed guests must enter the Capitol Grounds through the entry point designated for their particular section. Because of the large crowds expected to be traveling to the Capitol Grounds and National Mall, and the numerous street closures and other security measures that will impact travel routes, ticketed guests are advised to make careful plans to ensure they arrive at their designated access point well in advance of the start of the official program.

Security screening gates will open at 6 a.m., music will begin approximately at 9:30 a.m., and Chairman Blunt will deliver opening remarks at 11:30 a.m.

Attendees without tickets who want to participate in the festivities can also view the ceremonies on the National Mall west of 4th Street.

To get accessibility details about the 58th Presidential Inauguration, please call the Office of Congressional Accessibility Services (OCAS) at (202) 224-4048 or (202) 224-4049 (TTY).

JCCIC Announces Attendance Guidelines for 59th Inaugural Ceremonies

WASHINGTON— Today, members of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) announced attendance guidelines and logistic information for the 59th Inaugural Ceremonies, which will take place on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021. JCCIC Chairman Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) notified the congressional community of these guidelines earlier today.

“The JCCIC, in consultation with diversified public health and medical experts and the Presidential Inaugural Committee, has determined that this global pandemic and the rise in COVID-19 cases warranted a difficult decision to limit attendance at the 59th Inaugural Ceremonies to a live audience that resembles a State of the Union,” said Chairman Roy Blunt. “We are also working on enhanced opportunities to watch the ceremonies online, in addition to the traditional televised national broadcast.”

“The election of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris was historic and we know that many Americans would have wanted to attend the Inauguration in-person. At the same time, safety must be our top priority,” said Senator Amy Klobuchar. “While the pandemic has forced us to limit in-person attendance, it also brings opportunities to honor our democracy in innovative ways so that Americans across the country can experience Inauguration Day from home.”

Traditionally, the JCCIC would distribute 200,000 tickets for the official ceremonies at the Capitol and provide ticket bundles to Members of the 117thCongress to distribute to constituents. For the 59th Inaugural Ceremonies, invitations to Members of the 117th Congress will be limited to themselves and one guest. Commemorative ticket bundles and program packets will be made available to Member offices for constituents following the ceremonies.

Since 1901, and in accordance with the 20th Amendment of the Constitution, the JCCIC has been responsible for the planning and execution of the inaugural ceremonies of the president-elect and vice president-elect of the United States at the Capitol.

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