As a result, drivers age 75 and older with a 2020
driverís license expiration date do not need to visit a facility to
renew their driverís license until shortly before their birthday in
ďI am mindful of the heightened risks associated with seniors
contracting COVID-19, and that is why I have authorized this
important change during this challenging and unique time,Ē said
There are approximately 147,000 drivers age 75 and over with expired
or expiring driverís licenses in 2020. Letters are being sent to
drivers that qualify for this extension. The letter should be kept
with the qualifying driver as further proof of the one-year
extension. In addition, driving records on the Secretary of Stateís
computer system have been updated to show the new 2021 expiration
dates for qualified drivers, and law enforcement agencies both state
and nationwide have been notified of the extended expiration dates.
In addition to being 75 of age or older, the driver must have a
valid license; drivers who are suspended or revoked do not qualify
for the one-year extension.
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White is reminding all other drivers that expiration
dates for driverís licenses/ID cards and license plate stickers have
been extended until Nov. 1, 2020. As a result, expired documents
will remain valid until Nov. 1 so customers under age 75 do not need
to rush into Driver Services facilities, especially during hot
For those customers who must visit a facility, face
masks are required. In addition, these customers are asked to be
patient due to heavy volume and to be prepared to wait outside in
various types of weather. This is due to social distancing, which
limits the number of people inside a facility at one time.
White continues to urge the public to consider using online services
when possible instead of visiting a facility due to heavy customer
volume. Customers who can conduct business online may go to
www.cyberdriveillinois.com to take advantage of online services
Ė such as renewing license plate stickers Ė from the comfort of
their own home. People who conduct online transactions will avoid
waiting in line at a facility.
Illinois law gives the Illinois Secretary of State the authority to
extend driverís license expiration dates by up to one year.
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