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Voter Check-in System to Blame for Slow-Moving Lines in Georgia

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Americans line up for early voting in Georia.

Slow-moving lines at early voting locations this week in Georgia were attributed mainly to check-in computers unable to accommodate record turnouts.

Credit: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Check-in computers unable to accommodate record turnouts were mainly to blame for slow-moving lines at early voting locations this week in Georgia.

The problem occurred on the eNet computer system, which maintains registration and absentee ballot records for Georgia's 7.4-million registered voters.

The system could not efficiently process a massive number of requests at once, causing delays.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Wednesday said he was working with state election software company Civix to expedite check-ins and voter processing.

Raffensperfer later announced that the company had boosted bandwidth, with counties reporting immediate improvements.

From Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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