Election night glitch points to the 'wild west' of online voting, says cybersecurity expert

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难不成2018年安省。。。

Election night glitch points to the 'wild west' of online voting, says cybersecurity expert

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Joanne Laucius
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Oct 24, 2018 • Last Updated 2 years ago • 5 minute read

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More than 40 per cent of Ontario municipalities offer online voting as an alternative to paper ballots. photo


Online voters in 51 Ontario municipalities had either a few more hours or an extra day to vote after a 90-minute computer portal slowdown on election night.

Affected municipalities in Eastern Ontario included Renfrew, Laurentian Valley, Pembroke, Petawawa, Whitewater, Belleville and Kingston — all clients of Colorado-based Dominion Voting.

Dominion is one of four companies that supplied Ontario municipalities with services in this municipal election. On Monday night, Dominion posted a statement saying the glitch was the result of a Toronto co-location provider that placed an unauthorized limit on incoming voting traffic of about one-tenth of the system’s designated bandwidth.
 
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