RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - On Wednesday, Governor Terry McAuliffe issued an executive order to extend the validity period of driver's licenses, lerner's permits, commercial driver's licenses, and special identification cards issued in Virginia that expired between Sept. 2, 2017, and Sept. 4, 2017. The validity of the expiring licenses has been extended until Sept. 11, 2017, due to an equipment failure that impacted services at the DMV on Saturday, Sept. 2.
"Virginians should not be punished for a technical failure in equipment managed by a state contractor," said Governor McAuliffe. "I have directed the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to extend [the] validity period of driver's licenses and other related documents for an additional week to ensure that all of those individuals affected by last Saturday's incident will have ample time to resolve their circumstances."
Here's the full text of Governor McAuliffe's executive order:
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