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Illinois exploring the idea of digital driver’s license

Drivers on Chicago, Illinois street

State of digital ID in Illinois

Illinois has begun to explore the idea of having both mobile driver’s licenses (mDLs) and digital license plates. Due to the recent adoption of mobile ID use in several other states, the Secretary of State’s office is now looking into implementation in Indiana per House Bill 0260.

There is not currently a timeline for when the expected research and implementation is set to begin, but we will continue to watch for updates on this new ID format, so stay tuned for more information.

Other Illinois mDL resources

Illinois Bill Would Allow Residents to Carry Digital Driver’s License (WGN-TV)