Obtaining 'Real IDs' in Arkansas proves complex; for new licenses, devil’s in details

Posted: August 27, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.
Updated: August 28, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Getting the Arkansas Voluntary Enhanced Security Driver’s License takes some doing. Only about 35,000 Arkansans have acquired the licenses so far.

To fly on an airliner or enter a federal building three years from now, U.S. residents will have two options: gather their birth certificates, Social Security cards and proof of residence to show at the door or get a Real ID.

Graph showing Voluntary Enhanced Security Licenses issued in Arkansas

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