Constitutional FAQ Answer #94
Q94. "I searched your site and can't find out when inauguration day is!"
A. Inauguration Day is set in the 20th Amendment. For President and Vice President, the term ends, and the next term begins, on January 20th following an election. For Senators and Representatives, the terms end and the next begins on January 3rd following an election. The time between the election and Inauguration Day, by the way, is known as the Lame Duck period, particularly if the President was not reelected.