Virginia’s online voter registration portal is back online after fiber optic ‘inadvertently’ cut

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia’s online voter registration system went down Tuesday for most of the day, on the last day of registration for this year’s election, after a Verizon fiber optic cable was “inadvertently” cut, the Virginia Information Technologies Agency says.

Just before 3:30 p.m., the Virginia Department of Elections reported that the portal was back in operation.

The issue impacted the virtual private network (VPN) connectivity for several state agencies, including the department of elections, the DMV, Virginia Department of Healthand Virginia Employment CommissionRead More


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