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California DMV To Close All Offices For Real ID Training

The sign at the entrance of the state Department of Motor Vehicles office on Normal Street in San Diego, Oct. 21, 2016.
Megan Wood, inewsource
The sign at the entrance of the state Department of Motor Vehicles office on Normal Street in San Diego, Oct. 21, 2016.

California's Department of Motor Vehicles says it will close all offices for a half-day next month to train workers on the federal Real ID program.

The Sacramento Bee says all DMV offices will be closed on July 24 until 1 p.m.

Americans must have updated Real ID identification cards by October 2020 if they want to board airplanes or enter federal facilities without using a passport.

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California has struggled to implement the program since its launch last year. The Bee says the DMV provided at least one incorrect ID card to a Californian with temporary immigration status.

The DMV also has asked about 3.5 million Californians who applied for Real ID cards to submit a second proof of address because the initial system didn't meet federal guidelines.

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