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Guinea Turns To Gemalto To Modernize Its National Voter Register

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) (, the world leader in digital security, has managed a comprehensive modernization of GemaltoGuinea’s voter register on behalf of CENI, the National Independent Electoral Commission in the country. This included the use of 2,500 units of the Coesys Mobile Enrollment station, a portable biometric citizen registration kit deployed throughout Guinea and reaching even the remotest areas of the country. The aim was to ensure that millions of eligible voters were enrolled accurately and reliably ahead of elections which took place in October.

Gemalto has provided CENI with the benefits of a single source, end-to-end secure solution that upgrades Guinea’s existing voter registration system and processes. A total of 5000 operators were hired, trained and successfully conducted the enrollment of voters across the country and abroad, using a front-end solution consisting of biometric citizen registration kits with a dedicated user-friendly software. The enrollment stations also featured robust and advanced devices to register citizens even in areas of the country with limited infrastructure.

Gemalto also delivered a back-end solution comprising an Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to ensure unique and verifiable registration of citizens. The biometric and personal data acquired were securely consolidated to build a national voter register without any duplication. The solution also featured software modules to allow the printing of voters’ lists and voters’ cards by CENI.

“CENI put their trust in Gemalto to work as both a solution and service provider, responsible for operating the entire enrollment process in a 45-day critical timeline,” said Bakary Fofana, President of CENI. “We took great benefits of Gemalto extensive experience from over 20 progressive government programs in Africa.”

“Gemalto supported CENI in creating a modern voter register that can underpin democratic elections and for which secure voter registration is a critical step,” said Frédéric Trojani, Executive Vice President Government Programs at Gemalto. “Gemalto brought a high level of service for the management and perfect execution of this important project for Guinea’s future.”

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