Georgia Republican Secretary of State’s voter info website abruptly crashes on Election Day
Voters looking for their polling place information before work on Tuesday were out of luck in the state of Georgia. The state’s “My Voter Page” went offline sometime Tuesday morning and is still currently inoperable.
Some users reported they could get the site’s splash page to load, but when they entered their information, they were told that no match could be found in their county for their information.
The Georgia Senate race between Republican David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn is one of the most hotly contested in the nation. Georgia Republicans have seen their significant polling advantages erode steadily over the last year.
Democratic State Senator Jason Carter — grandson of former President Jimmy Carter — is also in a statistical dead heat for the governor’s office against Republican incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal.
Republican Sec. of State Brian Kemp’s office maintains the website. Kemp stated earlier this year that the job of Republicans is to block the Democratic Party’s efforts to organize and mobilize black and Latino voters into a viable voting bloc.
“Democrats are working hard, and all these stories about them, you know, registering all these minority voters that are out there and others that are sitting on the sidelines,” Kemp told supporters in July, “if they can do that, they can win these elections in November.”
At 8:30 a.m., Kemp’s office posted a telephone number on Twitter for voters to try and locate their polling places.
UPDATE: Users report that the website Find Your F*cking Polling Place is working just fine.