Democratic AG candidate wants to cut wait times at MVD offices

Raph Graybill
Posted at 4:14 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 21:36:54-04

MISSOULA — Motor Vehicle Division offices across Montana have become synonymous with long lines and wait times.

Democratic Attorney General candidate Raph Graybill was in Missoula on Friday to present his plan to create efficiencies and prevent those long wait times.

Graybill says the 2017 Legislature made deep cuts to the Motor Vehicle Division, causing delays in vehicle registration and licensing. He says, if elected, he plans to move most services online. Graybill also wants to make it easier for active service members to renew items online while they are stationed out of state.

"I heard a story about a guy in Great Falls who is from Great Falls. Active duty Air Force member who is stationed elsewhere -- still a Montana resident. He can't get his renewal done because they want him to physically show up to the office, Graybill explained. "It's 2020 folks. You should be able to do this online it just makes sense.

Graybill says that if he is elected he'll eliminate the federal Real ID tax and bring back specialty license plates.