The state’s centralized voter database, intended to help local registrars detect voter fraud, suffered a set back earlier this year during February’s presidential primary.
“The system crashed several times on the day before the primary and has not yet been completely restored,” Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz complained soon afterward in a letter to the state Department of Information Technology.
In an interview this week Bysiewicz said the kinks have all been addressed and she is satisfied the database will be easily accessible to all registrars on Tuesday, Election Day.
Looking for a more objective opinion – Bysiewicz has long been a booster of the database – I called Karen Doyle Lyons, Norwalk’s Republican registrar and a vocal critic of the centralized system.
Lyons agreed with Bysiewicz that the database is working well since the state upgraded the technology.
“They’re smokin’ now,” she said.
I can’t think of a better endorsement.