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Alaska to change license distribution system

The state Division of Motor Vehicles is moving to a central distribution system for drivers’ licenses and state identification cards.

Starting in June, Alaska residents who go to their local DMV to renew their licenses will not get a new official license right away. Instead, they will receive a temporary card that is valid for up to 60 days. A new permanent license will be mailed from the central distribution center.

Alaska residents don’t have to get a new card until their current license or state-issued ID expires.

According to Department of Administration Commissioner Curtis Thayer, the new system will make it more difficult to create a fake ID. In addition to the new distribution system, the state also will add updated security features to the new design.

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