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Construction continues as workers build the platform to be used for the Presidential Inauguration ceremony on the west front of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, as seen on December 11, 2012. US President Barack Obama's second inauguration will take place with a public ceremonial oath of office on January 21, 2013. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Construction continues as workers build the platform to be used for the Presidential Inauguration ceremony on the west front of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, as seen on December 11, 2012. US President Barack Obama’s second inauguration will take place with a public ceremonial oath of office on January 21, 2013. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - A limited number of tickets are still available to the general public for the Inaugural Ball and can be claimed by following a few simple steps.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced plans Thursday to release a set number of tickets to the public with the launch of a webpage explaining how to claim them.

Here’s how it works:

Visit the website to sign up for information about how to purchase the tickets.

When tickets become available you will receive an email notification with a link included.

Follow the link back to the website where you can then request up to two tickets.

Tickets will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Find the email signup page here.

The second Inaugural of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will feature two official Inaugural balls on Monday, Jan. 21.

The first – the Commander-In-Chief’s Ball – is for members of the U.S. military. The second – the Inaugural Ball – invites Americans from across the country to share in the celebration that will span every hall of the D.C. Convention Center.

“By holding a smaller number of Inaugural balls in a centralized location, we are continuing a more than 200-year-old tradition while reducing the burden on local law enforcement and security personnel, as well as DC residents,” said Stephen Kerrigan, the CEO of the Inaugural Committee.

Tickets will cost $60 each.

Tickets to the Commander-In-Chief’s Ball will be provided free of charge to those invited.

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