I was browsing the Visa credit card site (as a result of another thread), and was reminded of something. How widespread are state or province issued non-driver’s license IDs? I don’t drive, so I have an ID issued by the province of Alberta (where I live) that looks more or less like a driver’s license which I use under circumstances where most people would use a driver’s license as ID.
Until recently, I thought similar ids were available in all provinces and states, but my brother-in-law in Ontario was completely unable to get the bureaucrats there to issue him something similar (my sister and brother-in-law also don’t drive). He eventually spent the bucks to get a passport simply to use as an id.
So, how widespread are state/provincial non-driver’s license IDs? Generally speaking (I’m just curious so I don’t need exact details) how do you go about getting one where you are (assuming they exist where you are)?