Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina elections officials worked Tuesday night to fix problems with the site designed to show results from the general election.
A press release from the State Board of Elections said the site "encountered intermittent outages and updating lags" and that it was working with the Office of Information Technology to fix the problem. Within a few hours, the site appeared to be back to normal.
“We regret the inconvenience these intermittent outages have caused,” Executive Director Kim Westbrook Strach said in the release.
After polls closed at 7:30 p.m., the site was up and down several times throughout the night, prompting frustration from users.
It's not the first time the site has experienced problems.
During the May primary, the elections board was also forced to apologize after election night observers noticed abnormally high numbers in some precincts. Election officials said the problems were caused by programming issues in the state's new in-house results system and did not affect underlying vote totals.
Election staff members began implementing their own system last fall on an accelerated timetable after negotiations with the state's previous election results vendor fell through.
They were hoping to have the problems resolved by Tuesday's general election.