The leaked survey obtained by Zetes, a Belgian firm that issued biometric polling cards, found that more than 700,000 so called "doublons" had been added to the list in just five provinces.Read the whole thing. It's pretty sad. Biometric systems aren't magic. If they are purchased, implemented and administered by the corrupt, one cannot expect the output to be anything other than corrupt.
What biometric ID management systems have going for them, when they are properly conceived and implemented:
♦ They are less labor-intensive than older ID management technologies.
♦ They are more easily audited than older ID management technologies.
♦ They offer a determined manager extremely valuable tools for holding staff accountable.
Like biometric time-and-attendance systems, biometric voter systems are extremely effective tools in the hands of capable managers. They can't run clean elections all by themselves.
ID management is about people, after all.