If you are currently unsure of what your state is doing regarding material compliance with the Real ID act or the PASS ID Act coming up for congressional revision; you might want to search this document for your state's DMV or driver's license division.
"Real ID Compliance - PASS ID Concerns"
The very first benchmark is something privacy and identity advocates will pay special attention to among others...
1 § 37.11(a) Subject each applicant to a mandatory facial image capture and retain such image even if a driver license (DL) or identification card (ID) is not issued
[DEADLINE =] 3/2010
DMV’s new software system will integrate this requirement. Work flow of DL/ID transaction being reconfigured. Work stations will now include cameras to capture digital photos of all DL/ID applicants