Ohio governor reminds travelers of need of updated license

Ohio

State officials say fewer than one in three Ohioans have obtained the beefed-up identification

Ohio driver's license

Credit: Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is reminding travelers they have less than a year to obtain federally compliant driver’s licenses and IDs needed for future air travel.

State officials say fewer than one in three Ohioans have obtained the beefed-up identification, which requires extra documents including at least two showing proof of residency.

The government will no longer recognize standard driver’s licenses and state ID cards for boarding a plane beginning on Oct. 1, 2020. Travelers will need the updated card or other compliant ID such as a passport or military ID.

Non-compliant licenses and IDs can still be used for driving and voting.

Congress approved the new cards in 2005 following the Sept. 11 attacks as a way of preventing identity theft and fraud.

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