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Oklahoma Becomes 20th State to Adopt Remote Online Notarization

The remote online notarization movement gained incredible momentum in 2018. We saw the number of RON-approved states reach 10, and knew with a lot of hard work – and a little luck – we might see that number double in the new year.

We’re thrilled to share that our prediction came true. Oklahoma recently became the 20th state to adopt RON, and marks the 10th state to pass a RON bill this year.

Senate Bill 915 now heads to the desk of Governor Kevin Stitt for his signature. If signed into law, 83,000 notaries in Oklahoma will have a simpler, safer, more secure way to offer notarizations beginning January 1, 2020.

The Sooner State joins a growing group of states that have approved RON in 2019 - a list that spans the country:

Arizona
Idaho
Iowa
Kentucky
Maryland*
Montana**
North Dakota
South Dakota
Utah
Washington

* Awaiting Governor’s signature
** Updated existing RON laws

Oklahoma is home to some of the largest oil and gas, agricultural, and aerospace sectors in the country. Five Fortune 500 companies call Oklahoma home, including Devon Energy Corp., Chesapeake Energy Corp., and ONEOK, Inc.

We’re excited to get to work and help Oklahoma usher its notaries into the 21st century.

Onward!

The Complete Guide to Remote Online Notarization

You have notarization questions, we have notarization answers. While we at Notarize pride ourselves on providing helpful resources (like this blog!) to demystify notarization, we’re not lawyers and don’t give legal advice. Pro tip: always check with your own attorneys, advisors, or document recipients if you have further questions about notarization or digitally notarized docs.

5 Myths About Remote Online Notarization

Remote online notarization is helping people plan for their future, buy homes from their couch, and replace lost or stolen passports in a fraction of the time. Connecting with a notary via your phone or computer has not only made the notarization process easier, but more accessible. Its adoption is one of the fastest enactments of public policy in our country’s history, shaping how technology can better support life’s biggest moments.

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