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Poland probes hacking of electoral body's website, official resigns over delayed vote count

Police officers block the entrance to the National Electoral Office as a man wearing a mask stands behind, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Earlier a group of right wing activists entered the building and began to occupy it demanding the members of the National Electoral Office to resign. Prosecutors are investigating a hacking attack on the website of Poland's voting commission, while a top official has resigned over irregularities that are delaying the vote count in recent local elections. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Police officers block the entrance to the National Electoral Office as a man wearing a mask stands behind, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Earlier a group of right wing activists entered the building and began to occupy it demanding the members of the National Electoral Office to resign. Prosecutors are investigating a hacking attack on the website of Poland's voting commission, while a top official has resigned over irregularities that are delaying the vote count in recent local elections. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)  (The Associated Press)

Prosecutors are investigating a hacking attack on the website of Poland's voting commission, while a top official has resigned over irregularities that are delaying the vote count in recent local elections.

Warsaw prosecutors' spokesman Przemyslaw Nowak said Thursday that initial evidence suggests the hackers entered the State Electoral Commission's website but not the voting system.

A separate computer glitch has forced a hand count of votes in some places, delaying the full returns.

Head of the National Electoral Office Kazimierz Czaplicki resigned over the delays and is to step down Dec. 1, after runoffs are held in some mayoral races.