Fifty-Ninth Presidential Inauguration For President-Elect Joe Biden
Frequently Asked Questions
The 59th Inaugural Ceremonies, named Our Determined Democracy, will take place on January 20th, 2021 on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.The 59th Inaugural Ceremonies, named Our Determined Democracy, take place on January 20th, 2021 on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.
Typically, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) distributes 200,000 tickets for the official ceremonies at the Capitol and provides ticket bundles to Members of Congress to distribute to their constituents.
However this year, due to the global pandemic and rise in COVID-19 cases, tickets will not be available to the general public. This difficult decision was determined by the JCCIC in consultation with public health and medical experts and the Presidential Inaugural Committee.
The JCCIC is working on enhanced opportunities to watch President-elect Joe Biden’s swearing-in ceremony online, in addition to the traditional televised national broadcast.
To find out more about the history of the Inaugural Ceremonies, visit the JCCIC’s website.