Glitches plague some Ontario polling stations

Technical glitches appeared to be causing problems at a handful of Ontario polling stations as voters headed to the polls today.

Elections Ontario says it will be extending voting hours beyond the 9 p-m closing time at three of the province's approximately 72-hundred voting locations.

It did not immediately explain why it prolonged voting at individual polls in the eastern Ontario riding of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, the Toronto-area riding of York South-Weston and one riding in the northwest of the province.

Meanwhile, some voters took to social media to complain of problems with the new technology that's being used at half of the province's polls to reduce staffing and speed up results.

However, Elections Ontario says 99.6 per cent of the polls currently using the new scanning and tabulation machines are working fine.