Digitalization of 14.8mn civil registry records to begin in October

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Venezuelan electoral board CNE will begin digitalizing 14.8mn records in October in the process of automating the civil registry, state news agency AVN reported.

Constitutionally, the board has authority over the civil registry and its automation process, which will begin with the digitalization of records from between 1990 and 2010.

These records were chosen for the first stage in the process because they comprise 43% of the data to be digitalized. Additionally, they correspond to the bulk of the current student population, where there is high demand for birth certificates, a basic requirement for enrolling in formal education.

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The civil registry digitalization project will include existing records from 1890 until the present. According to AVN, the initiative is a key aspect for preserving the civil registry's historical heritage and for optimizing services. The initiative aims to simplify administrative processes for citizens, using secure and efficient technology.