14 May, 2008
The House of Representatives of the Philippines may scrap the electronic voting system project former Speaker Jose de Venecia, after lawmakers discovered that the system failed in a recent dry run.
The test last month showed that the e-voting system failed to recognize the thumb prints of those whose data were inputted. Out of 50 prints submitted by House employees, the system recognized only 11. The system – which includes a biometrics machine and laptops for each of the 238 congressmen – was put in place in January during the term of de Venecia who was booted out early February by his colleagues.