Registration for tickets to see the 2018 New York State of the State address is now open. It takes place Wednesday, Jan. 3 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. Seating is limited and tickets are non-transferable. Registration for the event will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15. If the number of requests exceeds the number of available seats, a lottery will be used to select attendees, and guests will be notified of their selection by January 1.