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Ohio will offer a new standard license plate design, proudly called Ohio Pride, beginning April 15, 2013.
The name Ohio Pride was selected to culminate the celebration of what makes Ohio unique. This plate displays in the background 46 slogans describing what makes Ohio a great state. The selection of slogans was a collaborative effort of Ohio residents submitting votes and the BMV tallying the votes to provide the most popular slogans. Upon the final selection of slogans, Governor Kasich connected with the talented organization Columbus College of Arts and Design (CCAD). This connection led to senior Aaron Roberts designing the plate. His artistic ability gave us a design which is distinctive to Ohio.
This plate will be available at all local deputy registrar locations, online via OPLATES, telephone via the IVR system and through the mail. The design will be fully implemented to include all standard license plate designs and all special interest designs. Customers who still wish to obtain the Beautiful Ohio license plate design have the option to purchase a standard license plate at their local deputy registrar office until June 30, 2013 or until inventory is depleted at a specific location. This decision was made to give the customer an option to choose the design they prefer and to minimize the expense of salvaging the remaining Beautiful Ohio inventory. Customers will not be able to purchase a Beautiful Ohio special license plate (Special Interest, Collegiate, or Military) on or after April 15, 2013.
Currently Facebook, Twitter and OPLATES have been updated to provide the official release date of the new license plate. All vehicle registration renewal notices beginning February 2013 will include the when and where availability of Ohio Pride and Beautiful Ohio license plates. Ohio residents can expect to hear and see more detailed information as we draw closer to the release date.