Pembroke Gets Rebate For Election Day Glitch

The City of Pembroke is going to get a rebate for the glitches that forced a second night of voting in the October municipal election. 

At City Council on Tuesday night, Chief Administrative Officer Terry Lapierre said Dominion Voting Systems, the company that runs the online voting system, will be giving the city a 20 per cent rebate, which works out to just over three thousand dollars. 

Lapierre says that more than covers the cost of holding another day of voting. 

Pembroke was one of 50 municipalities that extended voting when Dominion’s online system crashed on election night, which Dominion blamed on a Toronto-based internet provider problem. 

Lapierre says Dominion has been very co-operative.

He adds that 200 additional people took advantage of the opportunity to cast their ballots on the extra day of voting.