Spokesperson: ‘Multiple’ Voting Servers Crash in Riverside County

CATHAEDRAL CITY — Minutes after a polling location opened here at 9 a.m. Saturday, the system crashed. It was one of “multiple” voting servers to crash Saturday in Riverside County, according to a spokesperson at the Riverside County Registrar of Voters Office,

The voting servers were down about 3 1/2 hours before being restored about 12:30 p.m.

The woman, who did not identify herself, said voters could bring their ballots on Saturday to the Registrar of Voters Office in Riverside — or return on Sunday hoping the problem would be fixed.

The spokesperson said she did not know how many election servers had crashed, locations, or he cause. She transferred the call to a person she said “would know,” but the call went directly to voicemail.

Only two people had cast their votes at Northgate Church, 30010 Date Palm Drive, Saturday morning before the Election server crashed, Bill Holzhauer, a poll worker, told Uken Report. At noon, two people were still waiting.

Holzhauer said he wanted to assure any voter that despite the crashed server, voters could drop off their ballots. Some expressed concern that their ballots would be mailed and possibly delayed. Holzhauer said there is no reason to worry. All ballots dropped off will be delivered directly to the Registrar’s office Saturday evening after the polls close at 5 p.m.

Early voting is available at the Registrar of Voters office Oct. 31 – Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The registrar’s office at 2720 Gateway Drive in Riverside is open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Registered voters may attend any of the early voting sites to either drop off a vote-by-mail ballot or vote on an accessible voting unit.

As of Friday, Oct. 30, a total of 1,243,154 ballots have been issued and 492,541 have been returned.

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