Mississippi Works to Offer Driver's License in Digital Form | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

Mississippi Works to Offer Driver's License in Digital Form

Mississippi is developing a way for people to have their driver's license, vaccination card and other state-issued documents available in a smartphone wallet, Commissioner of Public Safety Sean Tindell said Tuesday. Photo courtesy State of Mississippi

Mississippi is developing a way for people to have their driver's license, vaccination card and other state-issued documents available in a smartphone wallet, Commissioner of Public Safety Sean Tindell said Tuesday. Photo courtesy State of Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is developing a way for people to have their driver's license, vaccination card and other state-issued documents available in a smartphone wallet, Commissioner of Public Safety Sean Tindell said Tuesday.

He said the digital driver's license, or mobile ID, could be available as soon as November. Tindell said people would have the option of an electronic driver's license or sticking with a plastic card.

During traffic stops, officers could get information more quickly by getting access to an electronic license, the commissioner said. Other documents — including hunting and fishing licenses — could be added later, he said.

Louisiana has had a driver's license app since 2018, and officials announced in May that residents could save their COVID-19 vaccination information in the LA Wallet app.

Support our reporting -- Become a JFP VIP.

The news business has changed dramatically in the past year, and we need your help more than ever to keep bringing you important stories about Jackson and the Metro. Become a JFP VIP with an annual membership or you can Sign up as a monthly supporter. Thanks for anything you can do to empower our journalism!

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

comments powered by Disqus