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Act Quick: Request a Free Ticket to the 57th Presidential Inauguration

It's first-come first-served for 198 constituents of the 49th Congressional District interested in attending Jan. 21, 2013, at the Nation’s Capitol. As of Monday, 80 tickets had been given out.

Each congressional office is given 198 tickets to give out to constituents. Those wishing to attend the swearing-in ceremony of President Barack Obama on Jan. 21, 2013, in Congressman Darrell Issa's district can request up to two tickets per household now through Dec. 5.

Issa's office told Patch Monday afternoon, "Tickets are given to constituents on a first come, first serve basis.  So far, we’ve received requests for about 80 tickets."

“The Presidential Inauguration is a historic event,” said Issa.  “The swearing-in ceremony celebrates the continuity or transition of government as determined by the decision and will of the American people.  Seeing it firsthand makes you really appreciate our constitutional government and the foresight of our Nation’s Founders.”

Those wishing to attend the swearing-in ceremony need to sign and return a completed request form and can either fax it to (202) 225-3303 or scan and e-mail it to ca49.inauguration@mail.house.gov.  The application can be found by clicking here or by visiting Congressman Issa’s website at issa.house.gov

Ticket requests must come from constituents of the newly drawn 49th Congressional District of California, which includes the following communities: Carlsbad, Encinitas, Vista, Oceanside, Del Mar, Camp Pendleton, Solana Beach and Rancho Santa Fe in San Diego County and San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Coto de Caza and Ladera Ranch in Orange County.  The deadline to submit ticket request forms is Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by 5pm EST. 

For those interested in attending Inaugural Balls and the Parade, tickets are available through the Presidential Inaugural Committee. 

Have you attended a presidential inauguration or would you like to attend one? Tell us about it in comments.

Donna November 27, 2012 at 08:35 PM
I would love to attend the Inaugural Ball so I'll have something exciting to share with my great-grandmother and grandmother when I join them in heaven.
Elizabeth Thompson November 30, 2012 at 02:11 PM
You can also follow preparations of the 57th Presidential Inauguration at home: www.facebook.com/jointtaskforceNCR or look at photos of past inaugurations at: www.flickr.com/photos/mdw_events/collections/72157631880836857/

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