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Potter County Network Breached

A reason network breach is set not to affect voters headed to the polls in Potter County, officials say.

It was reported this weekend by a local television outlet that Potter County had been the victim of a network breach, with an emailed virus affecting the county network. The breach affected the county’s network and phone system, according to information from county officials. IT staff members are currently working toward a resolution.

There were also concerns following the report that the breach may adversely affect early voting in Potter County, which began Monday. However, officials are saying that since Potter County’s elections office operates on a different server, emergency plans have been put into place to ensure the breach will not affect voters. Voters are also reminded to remember that elections equipment is not connected to the internet.

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