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Secretary of State Jesse White Unveils EIU Vanity Plates


Secretary of State Jesse White today announced that motorists can now order vanity and personalized Eastern Illinois University specialty license plates. Those license plates were previously only available with numeric characters, but now they are available in letter or letter and number combinations.

"Vanity and personalized license plates are very popular in Illinois, and we're pleased to be offering them for the Eastern Illinois University series," White said.

In addition, Secretary White's mobile unit was stationed on campus from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to bring Secretary of State Office services to EIU faculty, staff, students and all other local residents. These services include renewing driver's licenses and state ID cards, purchasing annual vehicle license plate stickers, titling and registering vehicles, obtaining disability placards, purchasing EIU specialty license plates, registering to vote, and registering to become an organ and tissue donor.

"This partnership between the Secretary of State's Office and Eastern Illinois University is a great example of how my office can work with public and private institutions to make these transactions more convenient," White said.

A portion of the cost ($25) from each vanity/personalized EIU license plate sale/renewal is designated for the EIU Legacy Scholarship Program, designed to provide scholarships for the children and/or grandchildren of EIU alumni.

See here for information on ordering vanity/personalized EIU license plates.

(Press release jointly issued by the Secretary of State's Office and University Marketing and Communications at EIU. )



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