Drivers license renewal

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charlie neville
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Drivers license renewal

A friend has to renew his drivers license here in Maine next month. He was told he needed a passport or a birth certificate to do so. Having no passport he called the town where he was born, Dedham, Mass. to get a birth certificate. He was told to send a SASE and a check or money order for $10 and they's send it to him.

Now I, or Abdula for that matter, could do the same and claim to be this person and get a drivers license. Which is proof of identity and citizenship in most instances. What's the point of requiring and honoring a birth certificate if they're so easy to obtain? A valid drivers license opens many doors.

Please point to my errors in thinking.

thanks

charlie

Green-ee
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Joined: 09/08/2007 - 6:08am
If nothing else requiring a

If nothing else requiring a birth certificate should make it harder for illegal aliens to obtain a drivers license.

Bob Higgins
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kind of ridiculous when you

kind of ridiculous when you could just LOOK AT THE PICTURE on the expired license...but then again, this is Maine. Gotta get all those cities and towns across the country that $5 or $10 to make sure you have all your papers in order.

Calvin
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Now I, or Abdula for that

Now I, or Abdula for that matter, could do the same and claim to be this person and get a drivers license. Which is proof of identity and citizenship in most instances

Not so fast. If I wanted to use the name of,,,"Charlie Neville", I'd have to know what town he was born in. That's highly unlikely and further I want at least an age close to the truth.( like my own)
Now imagine a cop stops me, looks at my C.N. license and asks my date of birth. The truth is easy to remember, a lie is not.
Now go to a bank to cash a check and they match your license info to your social security number.

Stephen Carmichael
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Birth Records are one of the

Birth Records are one of the documents most people keep in with them in a safe place. One only needs to pay fees when they have lost them.

Sockeye
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You'd think so, but I was

You'd think so, but I was leaving a Rolling Stones concert at Foxboro, Babylon by Bus tour, when I stumbled across a fanny pack that had birth certificates for two adults, the parents, and thee children, as well as the matching S.S. cards for each of them, and a bank book. Can you imagine what somebody could do with that kind of information? I disposed of them promptly with use of a flame.

Naran
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The last time I purchased a

The last time I purchased a replacement birth certificate, I had to answer some questions that required information not likely to be available to someone trying to fake an identity. I can't say whether that happens all the time, but it did in my case.

pmrmsm
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I had to order mine a few

I had to order mine a few years ago from the county I was born in, in CT. They asked me questions that were on the birth certificate that even I did not know the answers to...thankfully both my parents are still alive because they did. I made sure to get as much information from my parents as possible just in case the next person I spoke to changed the questions asked....which they did. It was a pain and when I explained to them the situation I was in at the time, they put a rush on it. I had it in less than a week after my check cleared and they got my hand signed letter sent to a specific agent that would be familiar with the situation. I realize mine was an unusual situation at the time, but they were very understanding and worked very quickly to get it done and back to me.

IAC
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A birth certificate or

A birth certificate or passport has nothing to do with your current Maine residence which, I thought, was the requirement for a Maine driver's license. In my case, the former shows I was born in Oklahoma (Go Sooners!) and the latter shows my Maine address in 2004 when I renewed it. At best they "prove" that 8 years ago I was a US citizen with a mailing address in Maine.

When my wife renewed her license 3 years ago, she had to make a special trip home to collect our most recent property tax statement and oil bill, and they still scrutinized everything like they were looking for hanging chad.

Until proven wrong, I will continue to believe that this ID nonsense is pure spite left over from the Baldy administration, spite prompted by the public displeasure with his silly sanctuary state BS and easy licenses for illegal "immigrants".

Islander
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But you can vote without an

But you can vote without an ID, go figure

Sockeye
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IAC said: Until proven wrong,

IAC said: Until proven wrong, I will continue to believe that this ID nonsense is pure spite left over from the Baldy administration, spite prompted by the public displeasure with his silly sanctuary state BS and easy licenses for illegal "immigrants".
Heres your proof, taken with a grain of salt, considering the source!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/REAL_ID_Act

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