A technical error has caused at least eight residents to receive
permanent licenses in the mail with all the correct information –
but with another person's photograph and signature, a state official
said on Wednesday
Stacey Stanton, Arizona motor vehicles department director, said the
agency learned of the apparent snafu on Tuesday and believes the
problem was limited to a "few, rare circumstances."
Arizona implemented the new system on June 16, complete with a
redesigned driver's license, in an attempt to centralize processing
and improve security.
Under the new system, applicants receive a paper permit good for 30
days at 56 locations statewide until a permanent license can be
Stanton said a trouble-shooting team was making sure that there are
no other such cases to be found in the roughly 45,000 requests for
licenses, identification cards and permits processed since the
system began. She said that there was no breach of any personal
"We feel we have our arms around the problem at this time," she
(Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Sandra Maler)
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