[UPDATE, Feb 3, 2017: We published new information related to this article here.]
[UPDATE, Jan. 11, 2016: As of Jan. 22, 2018, travelers from states not complying with Real ID requirements for drivers licenses must use alternative identification acceptable to the Transportation Security Administration. That is, unless their state is working under an approved extension. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, there will be no exceptions from Oct. 1, 2020, 15 years after the law passed. The currently noncompliant states . . .