After a glitch in reporting the June 26 primary election results, the Oklahoma State Election Board has decided to no longer use a subcontractor to report election results on its website, board Secretary Paul Ziriax said Tuesday. The June 26 primary election results initially were incorrectly reported on the agency’s website, causing about a two-hour delay in getting the right numbers posted. The software initially was indicating that some precincts had fully reported, when in fact they had not been fully reported, Ziriax said. He called the errors an “isolated vendor software glitch at the website.” The actual vote totals reported were correct, Ziriax said. “I am 100 percent confident the tabulation occurred correctly,” he said.
The agency will no longer use the subcontractor and will perform the website reporting function inhouse — something it did between 1996 and 2011, Ziriax said. “We are going to get it fixed and make sure it doesn’t happen again,” he said. The June 26 primary election was the fourth election conducted with the state’s new voting machines, Ziriax said. The State Election Board certified the results of the election on Tuesday.