license plate 040821CHAMPAIGN – State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) is joining Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to urge the public to conduct transactions online when possible instead of visiting a driver services facility.

“Using the secretary of state’s online services can not only save you a trip to the facility, but also cut down on crowds and reduce the time it takes for visitors who need to do business in person,” Bennett said. “Until more people in our community are vaccinated, I encourage all drivers to utilize the online portal when possible so we can protect the staff and each other from the spread of COVID-19.”

Online transactions can be conducted at the secretary of state’s website at

The secretary of state offers a wide range of services online, including purchasing license plate stickers and renewing driver’s licenses and ID cards.

To renew license plate stickers online, residents will need a registration ID and PIN, which are located on the renewal notice and registration card – which most people keep in their vehicle’s glove compartment. Vehicle owners may then visit and click on “License Plates Renewal” under Online Services.

“My goal remains serving the public to the best of our ability during the pandemic, and reducing facility wait times while prioritizing the health and safety of customers and employees,” said Secretary of State Jesse White. “Those who conduct business online help shorten the line for those who must visit a facility.”

Bennett is also reminding motorists that all expired driver’s licenses and ID cards are now valid until Aug. 1, 2021. This extension does not apply to commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) and CDL learner’s permits.