Capitol & State

Want tickets to the presidential inaugural? Act fast. Here’s how

House Speaker Paul Ryan shows President-elect Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, the view of the inaugural stand being built at the Capitol on Nov. 10.
House Speaker Paul Ryan shows President-elect Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, the view of the inaugural stand being built at the Capitol on Nov. 10. AP

Wednesday’s close of business is the deadline for Idahoans looking to scoop up tickets to the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration.

Ticket requests may be made online through Idaho’s Congressional delegation. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and Reps. Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador are collaborating on distribution so it is not necessary to contact more than one.

Here are links to Crapo and Risch’s sites.

Requests will be accepted through 5 p.m. Mountain Time Wednesday. Requests after then will go on a waiting list. Tickets are first-come, first-served and preference is given to state residents. Some other things to know:

▪ Tickets are free and distributed through congressional offices. Don’t buy tickets from other sources.

▪ There is a limit of four tickets per request, but additional requests are permitted.

▪ Every person requires a ticket, including any children and infants-in-arms. Full names and ages must be provided on the request form.

▪ Most tickets are for standing-room-only access to the ceremony only, and not for inaugural balls or other events.

▪ Tickets allow access to specific sections of the U.S. Capitol grounds and are not required to view the swearing-in ceremony from other areas around the Capitol, such as sections of the National Mall.

More information is available from the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.

Bill Dentzer: 208-377-6438, @IDSBillD

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