Can I order an electronic title?

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Because the electronic title program is just emerging, only a few states currently make this option available. The program is so new that states can't agree on what to call it. Wisconsin and Illinois, for instance, call it the Electronic Title and Registration Program. Whereas most other states that employ the program label it the Electronic Lien and Title (ELT) system.  

Regardless of name, the system is mainly aimed at dealerships, financial institutions and lienholders. Its intent is to reduce the storage, handling and mailing costs related with paper car titles. So instead of being kept in file cabinets, titles (known as electronic titles) under this system, are stored on computers. This allows lien titles and notifications to be submitted electronically between departments. 

Besides the reduction in postage and handling costs, the system also helps reduce the threat of title frauds. And, as an added bonus it can, if needed, easily convert an electronic car title into a paper car title.

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