|License, ID renewal coming to campus|
|Written by Nellie Romanowski, Daily Vidette Staff Reporter|
|Tuesday, 28 August 2012 12:38|
ISU students, faculty and staff will be able to renew their Illinois driver’s licenses and purchase new vehicle license plate stickers without having to leave campus on Thurs., Aug. 30, as well as monthly throughout this upcoming school year.
This special accommodation has been made to extend a helping hand to students, faculty and staff who might be unable to drive to the office at their Bloomington location.
“Staff members from the Illinois secretary of state’s office will be available and ready to assist all students, faculty and staff with any of their vehicular needs,” David Druker, spokesman for the Illinois secretary of state’s office, said.
License renewal will be available from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Old Main Room of the Bone Student Center.
“As long as they bring the proper identification as listed on the website, they should have no trouble at all if they need any paperwork to be processed,” Druker said.
While there is a location in Bloomington approximately four miles from campus, it can be difficult to get to for ISU students who do not have a vehicle on campus or any access to transportation.
“Our purpose in extending our mobile office is to allow temporary residents of the community an opportunity to still have the same services that they would even if they were living in their hometowns,” Druker said.
The goal of the secretary of state’s mobile office is to help patrons who have limited mobility on campus to renew, replace or correct driver’s licenses and state ID cards, purchase vehicle registration stickers for license plates, as well as obtain Illinois State University specialty license plates, passenger vehicle license plates, register vehicle license plates, register vehicle titles and receive parking placards for persons with disabilities.
“We will be offering our services once a month throughout the school year in order to give people a chance to take care of any paperwork they need to take care of,” he added.
Each visit, between 40 and 60 people come to use their services, and in previous years, it has proven to be very successful. The community has had a positive response to the mobile office and is looking forward to another great year of service.
Those who plan on coming to the mobile office are required to present proper identification at their time of arrival. A complete list of acceptable forms of identification is available at www.cyberdriveillinois.com.
Questions and concerns should be directed to the local office in Bloomington or the central office in Springfield.
Additional information regarding the dates and times of future mobile office visits will be posted on both the Illinois State University online calendar and on the secretary of state’s office website.