NCDMV serves up mobile unit to issue ID's at State Fair
RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Thanks to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is making its own homecoming, returning to the N.C. State Fair after being away for the past five years.
The NCDMV is serving up convenience at the fair this year, making ID cards, renewal and duplicate driver licenses easy to get.
A DMV mobile unit is parked off the midway, between the Jim Graham Building and Dorton Arena. The mobile unit hosts DMV inspectors from its License and Theft Bureau, who help provide security at the fair and man an information booth daily at the Kerr Scott Building.
The DMV mobile unit is open Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., offering opportunities for fairgoers to renew their driver licenses, as long as no written or road test is required. Duplicate driver licenses to replace lost or damaged credentials may also be ordered at the fair for mail delivery, along with ID cards for children and adults.
"We have extremely large turnout," said Kathy Joyner with the DMV.
"We've had a large crowd, strictly for ID cards," she added.
The ID cards are needed more than ever, now that the controversial election bill was signed and sealed into law this past legislative session. A law that is now in question by the U.S. Justice Department.
Some fairgoers told ABC11 they think the mobile unit is a great way to reach younger voters.
"I think it's very helpful," said Belinda Davis.
However, not everyone agrees.
"Everybody can't get out to get an ID, you have the really old folks with issues with birth certificates and getting that stuff," said David Lewis.
Lewis believes it would take a lot more outreach, possibly at more low key events to accommodate that crowd.
Nevertheless, fairgoers said they do appreciate the convenience and lack of long lines.
The DMV urges the public to come prepared with the necessary documents to order ID cards. A full list of acceptable documents is available on the official NCDMV website.
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