Coesys solution for civil registers

To modernize, digitize and increase reliability of civil registers

The civil register is used to manage the situation of all the citizens of a nation, providing the means to create certificates of birth, marriage, divorce, death, etc. As such, it plays an important role in the security of a country's institutions, in particular identifying the holders of nationality.

Civil registers 

Clearly, identity theft and fraud are sources of social injustice, as the community may inadvertently allocate resources to an ill-intentioned individual who, by adopting the identity of another person, deprives the genuine citizen of his or her legal entitlement.

The first requirement in terms of reliability is therefore to ensure the quality and unicity of records.

Gemalto's offer is based on a set of technological building bricks (enrollment, central database, biometric database) each of which can be tailored to the individual needs of each country.

Gemalto delivers a turnkey solution which includes the integration of an AFIS (automated fingerprint identification system) and the implementation of a biometric database.


  • Modernizing the civil register - Challenges, how to address them and keys to success

    Modernizing the civil register is a core component of any initiative to modernize the state, making it possible to render identities and the ’social bond’ more reliable. The purpose of this document is to assist public authorities and organizations in realizing their aims and ambitions in modernizing the civil register, and adapting it to the various needs of a modern state.

    Modernizing the civil register [PDF - 983kb]

Coesys solution for electoral enrollment

Efficient solutions for the security of electoral registers

Electoral commissions have the delicate task of maintaining reliable, up to date electoral registers as part of the preparations for an election.

This mission is usually to build a secure electronic voter list to eliminate identity fraud and to create an open and transparent electoral process to guarantee the fundamental principle of "one voter – one vote".

Gemalto has a wealth of experience in electoral enrollment. Its solution sets itself apart from the rest of the market in the following ways:

  • Robust mobile units, tested to US military standards (MIL-STD-810)
  • A high level of ergonomics
  • Flexible interfaces to build the best suited data flows
  • A dedicated supply chain capable of managing rapid supply of components, assembly of kits, quality control and delivery within the shortest lead-times.
  • Knowledge transfer using specific training methods

Gemalto's electoral enrollment solutions have been tested in real-life situations in the context of several international calls for tender.

Preparing registration of voters in Burkina Faso, June 2012 

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