Sluggish Voter Verification May Cause Problems in Virginia

October 27, 2010

Registrars in Virginia are warning that a sluggish voter verification system could cause problems in Tuesday's election.

"The Richmond Times-Dispatch" says the state Board of Elections issued a warning Tuesday about the system operated by the Virginia Information Technologies Agency.

The newspaper says the Board of Elections' computer system has been running slow since a massive computer failure that cut off some state services for days in August.

Sussex County registrar Bill Jenkins fears the voter verification system problems will force some voters to cast provisional ballots that won't be counted right away.

Board of Elections Secretary Nancy Rodrigues and VITA head Sam Nixon issued a joint statement saying VITA engineers are working to resolve the system slowdowns.

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