Ohio stopping same-day issuing of driver's licenses

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio says it's ending the same-day issuing of driver's licenses and will mail them instead to save money and increase security.

The Department of Public Safety says the change will take effect July 2.

The agency said Wednesday that licenses will arrive about 10 days after they're issued. In the meantime, drivers will be issued temporary licenses and ID cards.

The agency says temporary cards will be valid for proof of identity and residence when voting.

The Public Safety Department says drivers can also request driver's licenses or ID cards that meet federal regulations for travel.

Travel restrictions taking effect in October 2020 will require federally compliant driver's licenses to pass through airport security.

There's no extra cost for those licenses.

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