Secretary of State to Hold Remote Online Notarization Symposium


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Date: January 2, 2020
Contact: Chad Houck, Chief Deputy Secretary of State
Phone: (208) 332-2862

Boise, Idaho – Notaries from throughout Idaho and Montana are invited to Boise January 10, 2020 to attend a Remote Online Notarization (RON) Symposium hosted by the office of Idaho Secretary of State, Lawerence Denney.

Remote Online Notarization is the process for notarization of an electronic document for a remotely located individual through the use of specialized communication technology. Idaho passed remote notarization laws in 2019, and these laws take effect Jan 1, 2020. This new form of notarization means that an individual can utilize the services of an Idaho RON authorized notary, even if they are deployed, traveling, or living in another part of the world.

Interested in RON? Curious about change in the notary world? Come find the experts and vendors with the answers to your questions at the 2020 Idaho RON Symposium at the Riverside Hotel in Boise. The day will be filled with panel discussions, presentations, and demonstrations centered around Idaho’s entry into the realm of remote online eNotarizations, made possible by the new laws that take effect as of January 1, 2020.

This full day event will include the details and requirements of remote online notarization technology, Idaho Laws and Administrative Rules, a session on notary ethics, and more.

As more states enact RON, there will be more businesses and individuals expecting the convenience of one’s documents to be notarized remotely. Technology is providing flexibility and efficiency for notarial acts, allowing opportunities to greatly transform consumer experience and consumer satisfaction through new digital platforms.

If you are a member of the banking profession, real estate industry, or ever need to perform a notarial act for a remotely located individual then you need to attend to gain new knowledge in this exciting and rapidly advancing new field.

Registration is now open at, and the $30 registration fee includes a buffet lunch.

Friday, January 10 at 9:00 a.m.
The Riverside Hotel
2900 Chinden Boulevard
Boise, ID 83714



Lawerence Denney has served the people of Idaho since 1990. His public service began as a representative in District 13 and, following redistricting, he became a representative in District 9 until 2014. During that time, Denney served two terms as Majority Leader and three terms as Speaker of the House before successfully running for state office. He is currently in the first year of his second term as Idaho’s Secretary of State.

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