Demand for Inaugural tickets far exceeds the number available, therefore Jim's office has conducted a lottery to distribute the tickets his office was allotted.

Jim's 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 about the Inaugural festivities please see the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies at: http://www.inaugural.senate.gov.