Lesley Stedman Weidenbener has an article in the Louisville Courier Journal on county election officials fears that Indiana’s new statewide voter registration system will create delays and problems for this Tuesday’s primary.
They say the computerized system is too slow, and they worry it will crash when election officials in all 92 counties are trying to look up registration information for voters who show up at the wrong polling sites or need to find their precinct.
“I think it’s going to be total chaos,” Clark County Deputy Clerk Shirley Bell said last week. “You have to wait five or 10 minutes to get somebody’s record up.
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“The system does work and it has been heralded as doing everything needed to be done,” said AJ Feeney-Ruiz, press secretary for Secretary of State Todd Rokita. “It is slow sometimes because we’re still in the early stage of using it.”
He said county officials “need to bear with us.”
In addition Laura Herzog, elections supervisor in Hendricks County said the system stopped working for a couple of hours on Saturday and she is not 100% confident it is putting all of the voters in the right precinct.