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Can I Replace My Current Notary Journal If It Is Damaged?

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I spilled water on my journal and need to know what to do. I dried it, and you can read the information. Can I purchase another and continue with the new one instead?M.V., Texas

Yes, you can start using a new journal. You are required to keep the damaged journal in a safe and secure manner. If there are any unused pages in the damaged journal, we recommend writing a note after the last entry stating that you began a new journal after the date of the last entry.

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