Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Voters Crash Franklin County Phone System, Again

From The Columbus Dispatch:

Franklin County's phone system was returned to service about 90 minutes after it collapsed today under a crush of calls from voters and poll workers.

The volume of calls “overwhelmed the system,” Franklin County Elections Director Matthew Damschroder said.

Phones returned to normal about 9:30 a.m. The system also went down during the May 2 primary, delaying final returns until 2 a.m.

Damschroder said the system could not handle the quantity of calls from voters needing help to figure out where to vote and from poll workers needing help figuring out how to set up new electronic machines.

The only "problem" that I had involved the nice old lady signing me in sitting and staring at my driver's license for over 3 minutes! Other than that, everything went just fine.

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