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St. Louis Election Board Website Fixed After Spam Ad Hiccup

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Google users recently encountered a hiccup with the St. Louis Election Board website.

While the website was not hacked, a spam ad was popping up that was unauthorized and triggered a Google Alert.

Gary Stoff, Republican director of elections, says an unknown entity last week made the post on the homepage. It was removed, but re-appeared Monday morning.

“It was at the very bottom of the home page. We have since got that corrected,” Stoff says. “If anyone wants to find out any information related to the election or the election board, if they use their computer and go directly to the website [stlelections.com] as opposed to going through a search engine.”

As of one this afternoon, Google is no longer blocking the St. Louis Election Board website.

Stoff says at no time was the security of the website compromised.

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