Schedler: Skip the "refresh" on election results

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Associated Press

Posted on November 6, 2012 at 4:05 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 6 at 10:00 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Secretary of State Tom Schedler is asking people to go easy on the "refresh" button when they're checking election results on his website.

Schedler's office will post Tuesday's results at www.geauxvote.com .

He says that the site has an automatic refresher and too many people trying to repeatedly reload the page can overload his office's computer system and cause crashes.

On Tuesday morning, Schedler's office was trying to fix a computer glitch that made it difficult for users to look up their voter information, including their ward and precinct numbers, on the secretary of state's website.

Office spokeswoman Meg Casper said voters can get the information by calling a toll-free number (800-883-2805). Casper also said precinct workers have other ways of looking up the voter information at the polls.

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