The Halifax Regional Municipality will be reviewing a decision to award a Spanish e-voting company a contract for this October’s election. This in the wake of e-voting delays that plagued the federal NDP leadership convention in Toronto on Saturday. Scytl, the Spanish company that oversaw the convention’s e-voting, was awarded a contract in January to provide electronic voting for the upcoming HRM election. “With the events of the weekend … we certainly will be reviewing the situation with the company,” Mayor Peter Kelly said on Sunday. “(HRM will) determine whether or not this was an issue of just malfunction, or other factors as was indicated (by the NDP).”
NDP members were frustrated Saturday after encountering long delays with the party’s e-voting system. Party officials told reporters they believe they were the target of cyber-vandalism. The NDP believe they have isolated two IP addresses behind the attack, which caused issues both at the convention and across the country. According to the NDP’s former national director Brad Lavigne, voters’ personal information was secure, and the shadowy internet figures were only successful in causing delays.
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