DECATUR, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is informing constituents about the extension of the driver’s licenses and state ID card renewal deadline offered by the Secretary of State.
“DMVs have been experiencing a high volume of individuals visiting since facilities have reopened statewide. With this influx of visitors comes long waiting times at local driver’s facilities, so this extension is best for accommodating the situation at hand,” said Scherer. “For individuals who may be in need of license or ID renewal services, the deadline to get those items has been extended and online services are available to make the process easier and more convenient.”
Scherer supported Senate Bill 2232, which allows the Secretary of State’s office to extend the expiration date on driver’s licenses and state ID cards from August 1, 2021 to Jan. 1, 2022. This will give DMVs more time to handle the backlog caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and will alleviate the rush that customers may feel to take care of their renewal needs.
Scherer is also encouraging residents to use the Secretary of State’s recommendation to use online services to decrease the heavy volume of in-person customers at driver’s facilities. Individuals looking to renew a driver’s license or state ID card online, as well as purchase license plate stickers, can visit the Secretary of State’s office website at www.cyberdriveillinois.com.
“The extension to renew driver’s Licenses and state ID cards along with the available online services are a relief to customers and the staff at these driver’s facilities,” said Scherer. “I strongly urge those who are able to use the online service and save yourself a trip to the DMV.”