Officials: Illinoisans can pre-register for license, ID needs

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois residents can preregister online when applying for a driver’s license or identification card, Secretary of State Jesse White announced Friday.

White said he hopes preregistering will save time at driver’s services facilities, where residents have encountered long lines after weeks of the offices being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Residents can visit cyberdriveillinois.com to provide information ahead of their visit to an office. White’s office says people will still need to bring all required paperwork along to be verified by a clerk in person.

To qualify for the preregistration program, a resident must have an Illinois driver’s license or ID that has not been suspended, canceled or revoked. The license or ID also cannot be expired for more than a year.

Re-opened driver facilities are only open so far to people with expired licenses or IDs or those needing vehicle-related transactions along with new drivers.

White has said employees are required to wear masks and customers are encouraged to wear face coverings.

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