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Server failure cuts clerks from Wisconsin voter system (UPDATE)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin state agencies’ computers are back online after a server failure.

The server went down Friday morning. State Department of Administration spokesman Jim Dick said in a statement a hardware problem slowed the network to the point where it couldn’t communicate with agencies.

Government Accountability Board attorney Mike Haas says election clerks couldn’t access the voter registration system, preventing them from issuing absentee ballots and printing poll books. Haas also said the board heard from a number of people who couldn’t get state photo identification to vote in Tuesday’s primary because the malfunction affected Department of Transportation offices.

Hass said the clerks were able to regain access to the system by midday. A WisDOT spokeswoman said that agency’s computers were back up by noon as well.

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