Crashing websites and other technology issues plagued local boards of elections poll submissions to the state Tuesday night. The 2014 primary election results stalled after polls closed at 7:30 p.m. Melody Vaughan, with the Vance County Board of Elections, said they submitted their voting results around 8:30 p.m. Granville submitted around 10:30 p.m., said Tonya Burnette, Granville’s Board of Elections director. The Warren County office struggled with the new system and was unable to finalize voting reports until 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. “They [Raleigh] changed a lot of things, and the election reporting module was one of them,” Deborah Formyduval, director of Warren County Board of Elections, said.
The State Board of Elections saw several problems with the new system. It recently moved its website maintenance from a vendor to an inside agency, which caused errors in some of the numbers displayed on the website throughout the night.
State Board of Elections Director Kim Strach said she regretted errors caused frustration for voters and local boards of elections.
Final results from some precincts were not posted to the state board’s website until after midnight Wednesday.
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