Sen. Schumer’s Office Launches Lottery For Free Tickets To Presidential Inauguration

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – With the presidential race over, planning for President Obama’s inauguration is under way.

Rather than just watch the historic event happen on television, you could be a witness to history on inauguration day.

Senator Charles Schumer is the chair of inaugural ceremonies and said his office will be giving out hundreds of free tickets by lottery.

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“The lottery will ensure that not just the big shots get tickets but that everyone has a fair chance and see history be made,” Schumer told reporters including WCBS 880’s Monica Miller.

Residents who want a chance to attend must register online by December 13. The drawing will then be held on December 14, so winners of the lottery can have more than a month to make arrangements to travel to Washington, D.C.

But Schumer cautioned this should not be viewed as…

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