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FAQ: Remote online notarization journals and recordings

By David Thun on September 23, 2020 - Remote online notarizations require additional recordkeeping, which often includes a separate electronic journal and audiovisual recordings.

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A guide to state vote-by-mail ballot notarization requirements

By David Thun on September 21, 2020 - As the November 2020 general election draws closer, Notaries are likely to get requests to notarize absentee or mail-in ballots. In these states, notarization plays an important part in the vote-by-mail process.

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Can I notarize a thumbprint signature?

By NNA Staff on September 21, 2020 - A Notary asks if notarizing a thumbprint in place of a written signature is acceptable. The NNA Notary Hotline Team answers the question.

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Guiding Principle V of The Notary Public Code of Professional Responsibility of 2020

By Bill Anderson on September 21, 2020 - Part 5 of this series examines the concept of "reasonable care" and what it means for Notaries.

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Tips to grow your Notary business through community presence

By Kelly Rush on September 16, 2020 - When it comes to growing your Notary business, every community offers a wide range of opportunities. As this video shows, the key is identifying those opportunities.

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When do I change my married name on my Notary commission?

By NNA Staff on September 14, 2020 - A recently wed Notary asks when her name needs to be changed on her Notary commission. The NNA Notary Hotline answers the question.

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Using a remote online notarization vendor vs. setting up your own RON system: 3 tips

By David Thun on September 09, 2020 - When starting remote online notarizations, there are usually two options: choosing a RON vendor or your own state-compliant setup. Here's what you need to know about both.

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Can I notarize a health care directive for a family member?

By NNA Staff on September 08, 2020 - A Notary asks if it is permitted to notarize a health care directive for a relative. The NNA Notary Hotline Team has the answer.

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How to prevent fraud as a Remote Online Notary

By Kelly Rush on September 02, 2020 - In this video and article, Notary Dushunna Scott provides tips to help Notaries prevent possible fraud during a remote online notarization.

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Are there restrictions where I can advertise Notary services?

By NNA Staff on August 31, 2020 - A Notary asks if it is permitted to advertise Notary services online. The Notary Hotline has the answer.

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