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Residents are reminded of driver’s license extensions

9/9/2020, 1:06 p.m.
To keep people from crowding at local secretary of state’s offices, State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) is reminding people of ...

To keep people from crowding at local secretary of state’s offices, State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) is reminding people of the many extensions offered by the office, as well as what services can be completed online.

“COVID-19 has created greater risks for people to go out in public – especially older adults,” Bertino-Tarrant said. Expiration dates have been extended so people can avoid going out and not have to rush to get them renewed.

To ensure elderly drivers stay safe from both COVID-19 and heatstroke, drivers over the age of 75 received an automatic one-year extension on expired or expiring driver’s licenses and state IDs. Eligible drivers should soon receive a letter from the secretary of state as proof that they qualify for the extension.

Additionally, other drivers with expiration dates for driver’s licenses and license plate stickers have been extended until Nov.

  1. Expired documents will remain valid until that day, so customers under the age of 75 also do not need to head to a driver services facility immediately.

The secretary of state offers a variety of online services, including sticker renewals, to allow Illinoisans to steer clear of crowded facilities and long lines. For transactions that must be made in person, people can pre-register from their computer or smartphone to speed up the process.

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