Loudoun technical issues continue
Loudoun County General Registrar Judy Brown said at noon that technicians were continuing to address ongoing problems with some of the computerized poll books at Loudoun County precincts.
An earlier statement by county officials estimated that about 25 of Loudoun’s 85 precincts had been affected, which is just under a third of all precincts. But Brown said that the number of precincts experiencing issues with the poll books was most likely higher.
“I’m thinking it’s more likely about half of our precincts that experienced the problem,” she said.
Brown said the laptops were up and running, but they were not successfully networked, resulting in a slower check-in process at several polling sites.
With a turnout of about 40 percent expected across the county, the issues did not seem to be causing any major headaches or delays at precincts Tuesday. Some eastern Loudoun precincts periodically saw short lines of voters waiting to cast ballots, but the wait time was not long, according to election officials.
“We’re testing now at one of the precincts to see if we have figured out what the fix is for the problem,” Brown said. “We’re going to get our technicians out there and aim to have it resolved before the evening rush.”