AUGUSTA — Secretary of State Charlie Summers unveiled a new Maine license design featuring updated security enhancements during a morning press conference today.

The card boasts an image of a moose and a landscape of Mt. Katahdin, selected by former Secretary of State Matt Dunlap, who signed the new contract for license and identification card production in 2009. Maine’s previous contract for license and identification card production expired and the new contract lasts until June 30, 2017.

Current licenses are valid until their expiration date. But the new cards will begin getting issued to those initially receiving or renewing their licenses in the Augusta area, followed by Portland and throughout the state by June, Summers said. Those wishing to update their non-expired licenses or ID cards to the new can do so for a $5 fee, he said.

There are also vertical formats for cardholders under the age of 21, larger font type for names and driver license numbers and the option for an address to be printed on the back.

Summers declined to go into detail about the new security features, but said it would be harder to duplicate the IDs or use them for identity theft purposes.




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