Posted: Oct 16, 2012 3:08 PM by Associated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California voting officials say they have fixed a glitch that caused a hotline to give some callers the wrong voter-registration deadline.
Some callers to the state's 1-800-345-VOTE line on Monday heard a message telling them, "Voter registration for the Nov. 6 election is now closed." In fact, voters have until Oct. 22 to register.
A spokeswoman for the secretary of state's office, which runs the call line, said the problem was fixed by late afternoon.
Spokeswoman Shannan Velayas said the system is getting 500 calls a day and rolls over to a backup line when it hits capacity. Only the backup line was giving out the incorrect message.
Velayas said the state's contractor, AT&T, was at fault for running the message too soon.
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