The Alberta government says it will save taxpayers $3 million a year by ditching standard mail registration reminders for more modern electronic versions.

Wednesday it was announced that as of April, electronic versions of registration, licence and identification card renewals will be available to the public by text or email. Drivers will also now be able to renew vehicle registrations online.

Albertans with disabilities will continue to receive reminders by mail and seniors over the age of 70 will receive mailed reminders until April 1, 2017.

Acting Minister of Service Alberta Danielle Larivee said in a news release, “During these tough economic times, it’s particularly important for government to find smart ways to save taxpayers’ money.”

The province is asking people to visit the e-registry website for more information about the upcoming changes as well as launching a public awareness campaign in the near future.