Colorado DMV celebrates one million online ID renewals

Colorado has been offering online renewals for drivers license and identification cards since 2007.

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Cars travel down 14th Street in the Central Business District. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) central business district; traffic; cars; denver; kevinjbeaty; colorado; denverite;
Cars travel down 14th Street in the Central Business District. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Thanks one million people who weren’t standing in front of me in line to renew your license or identification! I promise you were with me in spirit though. 

The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles has been offering online renewals for driver’s license and identification cards since 2007. Last year, 44 percent of all eligible Colorado residents renewed a document online. And Wednesday, the DMV saw its one millionth online renewal.

It’s definitely become a more popular option over time:

The world was a different place in 2007. Soulja Boy's 'Crank That' topped the charts.
The world was a different place in 2007. Soulja Boy’s ‘Crank That’ topped the charts.

But that still means roughly half of you may be wondering at this point how to join those 180,000 people from last year. There are some requirements. You have to be 21 to 65 years old, you have to have a good payment record and you need to be using the same name that’s on your current driver’s license. If that’s you, check out the rest of the requirements here.

Sadly, the agency does not know who the millionth person is, says Hollister. That data is not kept in real time, plus the DMV is interested in maintaining confidentiality.

Sorry millionth person, you deserved confetti or cake. But I guess that makes sense, given that they would have to deliver any goods Publishers Clearing House style.