TOPEKA — Gov.-elect Laura Kelly will officially initiate the transition to Democratic control of the Kansas governor’s office Jan. 14 on the south lawn of the Capitol.

Kelly said swearing-in formalities will be free and open to the public. On the evening of Jan. 14, Kelly will host an inaugural ball at Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. Tickets for the ball are not yet available for purchase online.

In addition, the governor-elect said a day of service and community celebrations will be organized for Jan. 12 across the state. Details of those events weren’t offered in a statement released Tuesday by the governor-elect.

“We are excited to include people across the state in the inauguration celebration,” Kelly said.

She said the incoming administration would strive to “begin a new chapter where we invest in our schools, support our families and commit to improving Kansas communities.”

The swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Jan. 14, which is a Monday, on the statehouse grounds. The inaugural ball is set to begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Expocentre.