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Idaho Code, Title 46-112 designates the Idaho Adjutant General as the State of Idaho official responsible for events surrounding the inauguration of the Idaho Governor and the other elected Idaho constitutional officers.

The public swearing in of these elected officials will take place on the Capitol steps on Friday, January 4, 2019.

The Inaugural Ball takes place in the Capitol Rotunda on Saturday evening, January 5, 2019. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets to the Inaugural Ball are available on the Purchase Tickets page through Friday, December 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Tickets prices are $25.00 for adults and $10.00 for youths (age 12 and under).

The Inaugural Ball was first held in the newly built Capitol Building in 1913, when John M. Haines was inaugurated as Idaho's tenth governor. According to a newspaper report of the time, the traditional Grand March "wound up and over the spacious staircases, like a many colored serpent of varied hues."

Work began on the Capitol's central section and the dome in 1905 and was completed in 1912. Work on the east and west wings began in 1919 and lasted a year. The sandstone on the exterior came from the nearby Table Rock quarry, and the four types of marble used on the interior came from Georgia, Vermont, Alaska and Italy. This Inaugural Ball continues Idaho's long tradition of honoring state executive officers and members of the Idaho Legislature.