Delaware considers photoless IDs for Amish

April 8, 2009 11:28:50 AM PDT
Kent County could soon begin making county identification without photographs for Amish residents who don't want their pictures taken. The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles no longer makes ID cards without photographs because of federal regulations enacted since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Previously issued state IDs without photos are expiring and that leaves some Amish men and women with few options when asked for identification.

So county officials are considering county identification cards without photos to offer the Amish an option when cashing checks or filling prescriptions.

Kent County leaders informally approved the program on Tuesday and could vote officially at their next meeting.


Information from: Delaware State News,

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