The register of electronic signatures is regularly updated and enables a qualitative examination of the status as notaries.
The Vaud register is run by the head of the legal division of the Department of Institutions and Security.
The Canton of Geneva has the same register, run by the Department of Security.
The register of electronic signatures is linked with the electronic archive and controls access to the stored official copies of documents in such a way that all notaries and their staff may retrieve only their own documents.
After the Ordinance on the Issue of Electronic Public Documents and Electronic Certification (EÖBV) came into force on 1 February 2018, SDMS SA, in cooperation with the Federal Office of Justice, created an interface between the cantonal and federal notary register. This enables all registered notaries – in a single step – to obtain both the cantonal notarial seal and also the federal confirmation of admission (from the UPReg/notary register) by means of the «LocalSigner» signing application.