GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — More than half of Maryland’s 5 million licensed drivers are now fully compliant with federal REAL ID requirements as the October 2020 deadline looms, officials said Tuesday.

By the deadline, all Marylanders will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or identification card to board a plane or enter a federal facility.

With millions still yet to obtain a REAL ID, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration has extended branch hours and opened additional offices to handle the influx of customers.

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In December, the MVA sent around 80,000 drivers a notice letting them know their new IDs were not fully compliant and asked them to submit additional documents; as of last week, two-thirds had done so.

The remaining third have until July 3 to bring in the required documents or their licenses could be recalled.

To see if you need to submit additional information, visit the MVA’s website.

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