The winner of the Best Civil ID card was the INE (Instituto Nacional Electoral), the autonomous public organisation responsible for organising federal elections in Mexico.

One of the key responsibilities of the INE is to issue photo-voting cards to all citizens that have requested to be included in the electoral registry and is an essential document to exercise the right to vote in Mexico.

The INE card was a public open bidding tender process, won by a consortium formed by Veridos, Giesecke+Devrient, IECISA México (now INETUM) and HuBox. Veridos, G+D and IECISA México focused their efforts on the physical security elements of the document. HuBOX supplied the digital security element with their technology ‘Personal Code’ (the high density QR codes on the obverse of the card) and the verification app that functions in an offline mode and without database queries.

On the one hand, the INE credential includes top physical-security elements, and on the other an outstanding digital-security element. It was this combination of the best of the physical with the digital worlds of identity that earned the consortium the award for the photo-voting card.