Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that his office will provide tickets to President Barack Obama’s swearing in ceremony through a lottery system during the month of December. Residents of Iowa’s Second Congressional District who are interested in attending the event must fill out the form at http://loebsack.house.gov/inauguration to register for the lottery. Each resident awarded a ticket will be responsible for their own travel arrangements.
The lottery drawing will take place in mid-December. At that time, constituents will be required to provide additional information before they can secure their ticket allotment.
Inauguration Day is Monday, January 21st 2013. It is expected there will be a variety of events that will not require tickets, including a public viewing area of the Inaugural ceremony on the National Mall and the public Inauguration parade. Iowans unable to attain tickets through Congressman Loebsack’s office are encouraged to monitor the Inauguration Planning Committee website, http://inaugural.senate.gov/, for further details on non-ticketed events.
Please be aware that there are a few organizations trying to sell fake tickets to people. Tickets are only being provided free of charge from official government offices, and tickets must be picked up in person from Loebsack’s office before Inauguration. Any group that suggests differently is providing incorrect information.