Computer glitch causes issues on state board of elections site


RALEIGH, N.C. — There were some major issues with the state board of elections website on primary night.

According to a press release early Wednesday morning, the State Board of Elections improperly displayed the number of precincts reporting on its website.

Results coming in from the North Carolina State Board of Elections had issues after a computer glitch caused them to count a precinct as 100 percent reporting.

But the board of elections had only received early voting and absentee ballots, not results from Tuesday.

The results jumped up and down on the board of elections website all night.

But, underlying vote totals were unaffected and statewide voting data remained available to the public throughout the night.

“We regret that initial display errors caused frustration for our voters and our county boards of elections,” said Executive Director Kim Westbrook Strach. “The State Board takes seriously its responsibility to report accurate and timely results. Our dedicated staff worked throughout the evening to resolve these issues. This agency is committed to the continued improvement of our website.”

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