Colorado voter database freeze causes short delay |

Colorado voter database freeze causes short delay

A glitch with Colorado’s statewide voter database proved to be only a short delay for some voters, though one that affected voting locations across Colorado.

Garfield County Clerk Jean Alberico said that the statewide database froze around 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., but the Colorado Secretary of State’s IT department was able to get the system up and running in about 30 minutes, she said.

This delay did not affect voters who had mail ballots to drop off. Voters who needed to get registered, change something on their registration or vote electronically had to wait for the database to come back online.

Alberico reported this caused few problems at voting locations, though some residents who couldn’t wait did have to cast provisional ballots.

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