Maine Updating Language on New Licenses to Stop Confusion
The wording on new Maine licenses that aren't the 'Real ID' compliant ID cards have cards that read "Not for Real ID purposes." That has caused some retailers to refuse to accept these credentials for everyday transactions state officials said, according to Bangor Daily News.
The article reports that the Secretary of State's Office is now changing that. Anyone who has had an ID card printed with that language can keep it, it's still valid, but newly printed cards will now read "Not intended for federal purposes."
If you have a card that says "Not for Real ID purposes", you can contact the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to get an informational wallet card, which can be presented to explain that your card is indeed valid.
'Real ID' compliant IDs will be required for domestic air travel or for access to secure federal facilities beginning October 1st, 2020.