The New Federal Identification requirements are set to go into effect May 11th.
Governor Baldacci worked with officials from the Department of Homeland Security through the weekend.
The Federal Agency wants to know why Maine shouldn’t have to comply with Real ID right away.
Maine officials say the program costs too much and they have concerns over privacy too.
If the extension isn’t granted, Mainers could find themselves barred from entering federal buildings and boarding airplanes using their driver’s licenses.