633 Free Photo ID Upgrades Issued

From October 2011 through March 12, 2012, John Arriola and the Davidson County Clerk’s office partnered with the Tennessee Department of Safety to offer free upgrades as the state prepared voters for a new law requiring photo ID at the polls.  In the past six months the Clerk’s office provided 633 free photo upgrades.  The office also offered special Saturday hours during early voting to accommodate this program. 

“As with all of our processes, we have focused on customer service.  We wanted to make adding a photo to your license as simple and convenient as possible,” Arriola said.  The State had identified 8,481 registered voters in Davidson County who have a driver’s license without a photo.

Arriola entered a contract with the state to begin offering license duplicates and renewals in 2007.  The county clerk’s office handles nearly 200 Driver license transactions a week and provides an alternative for those who would otherwise have to go to the state’s Driver Service Centers, which also handle regular photo IDs and road testing for driver’s licenses.

The Davidson County Clerk’s office offers a variety of services, including motor vehicles, business licenses, marriage licenses, hotel tax collection, notary registration, driver’s license renewals, passports and liquor by the drink licenses.    In addition to the main office, there are five satellite offices for motor vehicle services.  For more information, visit www.nashvilleclerk.com.