St. Louis Public Radio News
6:22 pm
Tue November 2, 2010

Problems with Sec. of State voting site fixed

Jefferson City, MO –

UPDATE: The problems have been fixed. A computer problem that prevented some poll workers in Missouri from accessing the state's online voter registration database has been resolved.

Laura Egerdal, spokeswoman for the secretary of state's office, says the problem was fixed as of about 2 p.m. Tuesday.

She said poll workers reported having problems trying to search the statewide voter registration database when polls opened. The database is used if a voter is not listed on a printed voter registration list.

Egerdal said the problem did not affect any other aspect of administering the election or counting vote totals. She says the Secretary of State's office has received no reports that any Missouri voter was kept from casting a ballot because of the issue.

EARLIER:

Poll workers in Missouri are having problems accessing the state's online voter registration database.

Laura Egerdal, spokeswoman for the secretary of state's office, says poll workers reported Tuesday that they are having problems trying to search a voter registration database. The database is used if a voter is not listed on a printed voter registration list.

Egerdal says the problem has been occurring statewide since the polls opened. She says the problem does not affect any other aspect of administering the election or counting vote totals.

She says counties have their own voter registration databases, which they can check.

But Lloyd Smith, executive director of the Missouri Republican Party, says if local precincts can't access statewide voter lists, it's a "critical problem."