Countdown is on for Alabama STAR ID

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WIREGRASS, Ala. (WDHN) —Do you have your STAR ID? If the answer is no, the deadline is quickly approaching.

Starting October 1, Alabamians will need to have the STAR ID or another form of identification to board domestic flights and to enter into federal facilities such as military bases and courthouses.

Officials say the STAR ID is secure and was designed to be tougher to forge.

In order to get the ID, you must go to the ALEA’s website to schedule an appointment with the driving license exam office and bring the required documents.

Kendra McKinney, State Trooper with The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says it will not cost any more than before.

“If you are planning on flying and going into federal buildings as we already stated then it would be needed for you to have at that time,” McKinney said. “It is a federal law and in Alabama we are in full support it and we will encourage it and enforce it all times.”

McKinney says you can call the office at 334-983-5616 to schedule an appointment or visit their website here, but to please be patient because they are busy.

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