Georgia Flooded With Complaints Over Crashed Election Website

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November 4, 2014 4:42 p.m.

The Georgia Secretary of State’s election website crashed on Tuesday and stayed down for several hours on Tuesday, The New York Times reported.

The site is where people can get information on where their polling site is or register to vote.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s (R) office stressed just a part of the website was down for a portion of the day.

“Our website was not down, just one portion of it: the MVP —the My Voter Page, where voters can go on and put in their information and sample ballots, see their polling place, things like that. That was down intermittently for a couple of hours. It was fully restored by 10:30 and is working just fine right now,” Kemp Chief of Staff Jared Thomas said to TPM.

The voter protection group, Election Protection, said it received 778 calls before mid day from frustrated voters about the down website.

“It inconvenienced a lot of voters,” Bryan Thomas, the communications director for state Sen. Jason Carter’s (D) gubernatorial campaign told TPM. “We worked really hard to make sure that any voters that reached out to us got proper information about where their polling information is.”

Bryan Thomas estimated that the site had been down for a couple hours.

This post was updated.

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