Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653), the world leader in digital security,
has announced that its comprehensive Coesys
enrolment solution has been selected to securely register citizens
for Burkina Faso’s upcoming parliamentary and municipal elections to be
held on December 2, 2012. Gemalto is providing CENI, the Independent
National Electoral Commission in charge of the project, with thousands
of Coesys mobile enrolment stations across the country to build up a
trusted and secure voter registry. The solution will help CENI achieve
their goal to more than double the number of registered voters in 2012.
Gemalto's Coesys mobile enrolment station is an all-in-one integrated,
portable registration solution that captures citizens’ demographic data,
digital photograph, fingerprints and signature in a robust and
easy-to-transport field-case. This complete and fully operational system
incorporates all devices and resources necessary for mobile registration
campaigns, including the fingerprint scanner and associated software.
This solution allows for decentralized enrolment service and makes it
convenient for authorities to reach out to large numbers of citizens
very quickly, avoiding the need to travel long distances to enrol.
The solution integrates an AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification
System) fingerprint matching capability, which guarantees the identity’s
uniqueness of each entry on the voter registry. The contract also
includes the training of instructors to enable some 7,000 officers to
perform the enrolment process using the mobile station.
“We need a trusted partner for this strategic program and Gemalto has
the vast experience in both similarly large scale projects around the
world and in voter registration programs in Africa. The solution was
delivered in record time and we strongly believe that their field
proven, cutting edge mobile enrolment technology will help us in
creating a reliable voter’s list recognized by the political arena and
citizens. The new list will bring the December 2, 2012 elections ever
closer to the people directly,” said Barth)lemy Kr, President of
“CENI's efforts to reach out to the entire voting population of
Burkina Faso required a solution that could be deployed quickly, collect
the required citizens’ data on the spot and deliver voting cards
immediately. Our solution sets the security foundations required for
this crucial enrolment phase and improves the transparency of the
voters’ registration process,” added Jacques Seneca, Executive Vice
Note to editors:
The ease of use and robustness of the Coesys mobile enrolment unit was
recognized through a homeland security award for “Best Biometric
Identification Device” by Government Security News (GSN).
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security with 2011 annual revenues of €2 billion and more than 10,000
employees operating out of 74 offices and 14 Research & Development
centers in 43 countries.
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