Potter County Voting Machines Secure After Virus Hits Computers

A computer virus is affecting voting machines in Potter County but officials say the voting system is secure.

Computer experts are working to get rid of two viruses that infected Potter County’s computers on Friday, April 19.

Election Administrator MeLynn Huntley said her system works completely independently from the county’s, and the security is good.

Her department had to make some adjustments to keep the election moving, she added that none of the voting machines are connected to the internet, which is where the infections came from.

The county’s Information Technology Department and outside experts are separating each department’s area of the system to clean them.

Early voting started Monday and lasts through April 30.