ATLANTA (AP) - The agency responsible for voter registration in Georgia says some people who tried to register online this weekend received error messages.
In a statement on Tuesday, Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office blamed the errors on a technology provider for the Department of Driver Services. The statement says an unsuccessful update to a security certificate affected the driver services agency's ability to verify voter registration applications submitted online for several days.
The statement says anyone who tried to register online since Friday should check their status online at mvp.sos.ga.gov .
Voter registration information can be updated until Oct. 11. That's also the deadline to register to vote in Georgia.
Officials said the problem was fixed by Monday afternoon.
A federal lawsuit claims Georgia's voter registration process violates the Voting Rights Act and has prevented tens of thousands of people from being able to register to vote - many of them minorities.
The deadline to register to vote in Georgia is Oct. 11. For ways to register, click here.
Here are helpful links for Georgia Voter Registration Questions:
Election results: 11Alive.com/elections
Register to vote online: sos.ga.gov/elections
Change voter registration address: sos.ga.gov/elections
Check registration status: www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do
Election offices by county: http://sos.ga.gov/cgi-bin/countyregistrarsindex.asp
Information on voter eligibility and different ways to register: http://www.dmv.org/ga-georgia/voter-registration.php#Voter-Registration-Deadlines-in-GA