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Elections Ontario has discovered it is missing data sticks containing information about voters in as many as 24 ridings in the province, according to a CBC report.

The memory sticks contain information including names, addresses, gender and birth dates, and may indicate whether a person voted, the broadcaster said. They went missing from the office of Ontario's chief electoral officer, Greg Essensa. Mr. Essensa wrote a letter to party leaders saying the memory sticks had gone missing. He added that the information on them was encrypted, the CBC said.

Elections Ontario issued a press release Monday saying Mr. Essensa will make an announcement at Queen's Park on Tuesday morning. The elections body could not be reached late on Monday night for comment.

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The Ontario Provincial Police and Ontario's privacy commissioner are investigating the breach, the CBC said.

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