Illinois Secretary of State White Extends Expirations Dates for Driver's Licenses

Recently, Secretary of State Jesse White announced the expiration date extension for driver’s licenses and ID cards. Previously set to end in March, this new extension will instead allow expired licenses and IDs to remain valid until July 31, 2022. This new extension does not apply to commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) or CDL learner’s permits. It does, however, apply to typical learners’ permits. This new extension is not the only decision White’s office has made concerning licenses and IDs.
Online renewals for expired driver’s licenses and ID cards have also been expanded. Likewise, his office will continue to mail letters that provide eligible customers with a unique PIN that allows them to renew online rather than in person. Ineligible customers include first-time applicants for driver's licenses, ID cards, or REAL IDs. Drivers over the age of 75 who are required by state law to visit a facility are also ineligible for online renewals.

White continued by encouraging people to visit the official website of the Illinois Secretary of State to conduct other business affairs online. These services include obtaining a duplicate license or ID, ordering a driver's record, and purchasing license plate stickers.

A final note by White also mentioned the extension of Restricted Driving Permits for those that have expired between December 1 and July 30. The new expiration is now July 31, 2022.

Landslide Victories

As the 37th Secretary of State for Illinois, Jesse White has spent much of his time in office. First elected in 1998, he has continued to find landslide victories in each election by winning 102 counties. In 2018, his sixth-term victory resulted in over 3.1 million votes statewide. He has been the longest-serving Secretary of State for Illinois since 2014.

Under White, the state has seen new technology used in modernizing and streamlining operations. Under his guidance, Illinois has become a leader in road safety through stronger DUI laws, new teen driving guidelines, and an updated truck driver licensing program. This combination has allowed the state to see reduced traffic fatalities, including reducing both drunk driving and teen driving deaths.

Before becoming the Secretary of State, Jesse White served as Cook County Recorder of Deeds for two elections starting in 1992. Before this, he spent 16 years representing the most diverse district in Illinois in the Illinois General Assembly.

by admin on May 04, 2022