The Election Committee has learned that voters were unable to login to the eBallot system to cast their ballots this past weekend (May 8-9). The issue was investigated and turned out to be an administrative error on the part of our e-voting vendor. The system was not compromised and no votes were lost. The only effect was to prevent people who had not voted from logging in to do so. The issue was fixed by Monday morning. Since then, the system has been working properly and allowing people to access and cast their ballots.
The USA Fencing Bylaws state that the voting period must be at least two weeks long.
Since voters were unable to cast ballots for two days while the system was unavailable, in order to remain compliant with the Bylaws, the Election Committee has extended the election by two days. The election will now close on Friday May 21 at 5 p.m. MDT.
Thank you for your understanding.
USA Fencing Election Committee