Maryland: IT official out after voter-records snafu | WTOP

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said the head of IT for the state’s Motor Vehicle Administration is no longer at the agency following a technical error affecting voter registration records ahead of the June 26 primary. At one point last week, officials said the error — which came to light just days before the primary — may have affected some 80,000 voters who tried to change their addresses or party affiliations online or through an MVA kiosk. Affected voters were informed they would have to cast provisional ballots. When asked during a WTOP interview Tuesday whether anyone should lose his or her job over the error, Hogan replied: “Somebody already has lost their job over it. The person in charge of all IT for the MVA is no longer working there.”

Asked for details, MVA spokesperson Porlan Cunningham said the department doesn’t comment on personnel matters.

Officials have previously said a computer coding error prevented information submitted by voters via MVA kiosks or the MVA’s online store from being transmitted to the Board of Elections.

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