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Illinois State Board Of Elections Retiring After Extortion Probe

In this Tuesday, March 13, 2018 photo, voters cast their ballots in Illinois primary elections at the city's new early voting super site in downtown Chicago. In Illinois, attempts by hackers in the summer of 2016 to alter voter registration information were ultimately unsuccessful, although voter data was viewed. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

The Executive Director of the Illinois State Board of Elections is retiring following an extortion probe. Steve Sandvoss announced his retirement plans Tuesday. He was placed on administrative leave by the SBE after he fell victim to an online extortion attempt. Sandvoss reported the incident to Illinois State Police. SBE says no data or systems were compromised in the incident. His retirement is effective June 30th.

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