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Identifying a Signer in a Face Covering


One of the keystones of notarization is the proper identification of the signer. The notary must always be totally satisfied as to the identity of the signer before proceeding with the notarization. But in today's world of mask-wearing, identifying a signer can be problematic, especially because there isn't one clear cut-and-dry solution to the problem. 

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Verifying the Identity of the Signer


The most important duty of a notary public is to verify the identity of the person signing the document. How this is done will depend upon the law in the notary's jurisdiction, so please check the following general principles against your state's laws and rules.

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Is a University ID Acceptable When Notarizing Documents?


The most basic task of the notary public, which underlies all other processes and procedures, is to identify properly the signer of a document.

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