DURANGO, Colo. (CBS4)– The Secretary of State’s Office says there are some voting issues in Durango after some internet issues. The internet was down twice so far this Election Day.
Internet service was restored the most recent time just after 2 p.m. after earlier issues.
Lynn Bartels, the spokeswoman for the Secretary of State’s Office tweeted just after 1 p.m., “Internet service is down again in the Durango area. We are in contact with the provider. County residents can vote by provisional ballots or turn in their mail ballots. We’ll keep you posted.”
There have been two internet outages about 20 minutes each in La Plata County on Tuesday. Both of the outages affected voting. One happened at 10:30 a.m. and the other happened about 12:30 p.m.
Voters can either wait for the internet to come back or vote by provisional ballot. During the first outage on Tuesday morning, 14 people voted by provisional ballot.
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In the most recent outage, the La Plata County Clerk issued 50 provisional ballots.
Election officials in La Plata County said that internet service has been reliable lately but it was just bad luck that it is happening on Election Day. The internet service disruptions were wide-spread, not just at polling places.