Georgia driver's licenses and ID cards will change this fall, as state officials add new features designed to combat document fraud. New cards will feature ghost photos, a laser-engraved signature over the primary photo to minimize alterations and a tamper resistant coating placed over the card. The cards will get machine-readable barcodes that can be used by banks, retailers and
other businesses to verify the information printed on the front.

All state customer service center locations will feature the new cards by November.

Previously issued Georgia licenses and IDs will remain valid until the expiration date. Gov. Sonny Perdue says the change will protect identities of Georgia's citizens.

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