Secretary of State office releases rejected vanity plates

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The Illinois Secretary of State’s office released some of the vanity plates that were rejected in 2022.

Nearly 400 requests for vanity and personalized license plates that were rejected by the Illinois Secretary of State’s office in 2022, according to Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias. Vanity plates are rejected due to their tawdry, lewd or offensive nature or because they were difficult to read.

“We love the creativity and pride Illinoisans take in choosing their personalized license plates,” said Giannoulias. “Most plate requests are approved, but a small percentage fail to meet the standards of good taste and decency and are rejected because they violate the state’s vehicle code.”

Among those rejected included: PEEPEE, GOTPOOP, SUCKER, KISSASH, SUKIT, BITEU, DUCKYOU, COKAIN, HAIILNO, WHTHFUK and WMWWWMW.

No, we have no idea what WMWWWMW means.

Giannoulias said his office maintains an ever-growing rejection list, which currently stands at more than 7,000 license plate combinations deemed offensive or difficult to read.

The Secretary of State’s office has issued a total of 922,147 vanity or personalized license plates to Illinoisans. Of this number, 312,399 are considered vanity plates ─ meaning they contain all letters ─ and 609,748 of the plates are considered personalized plates ─ meaning they contain a combination of letters and numbers specifically requested by the vehicle owner.

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