The state’s online application allowing residents to search for the location of their polling place returned error messages for many users today, prompting the state to replace it with another service. Today is the day New Jersey voters will choose a new U.S. senator in a special election. Bill Quinn, a spokesman for the Treasury Department, which oversees the state’s network of websites, said the application slowed down this morning and many people received error messages or may have had to try multiple times to get the site to load.
“The software that supports the application on the site is somewhat outdated, so it has a limited capacity and can only handle a few users at one time,” said Quinn, who did not know how many people were affected. “It was hitting the limit on users, causing it to slow down.”