52ºF

‘Not a hack:’ Orange County elections website goes down on first day of early voting

Site can be accessed via IP address

Orange County publicly tests election equipment before processing ballots
Orange County publicly tests election equipment before processing ballots

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orange County’s elections website is not available Monday morning, the first day of early voting, due to a technical issue.

The Orange County Supervisor of Elections website, ocfelections.com, is unavailable but can be accessed by using https://34.232.90.38/, according to Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles.

[TRENDING: Big rig with police lights pulling over drivers | Voter Guide 2020 | Belt buckle may solve cold case]

“We are sorry for the inconvenience of our web site being unavailable (Monday) morning. We have encountered a technical issue with our DNS server (that) translates the IP address to the domain name,” officials said in a statement. "Our site has not been hacked and there has not been any security breach, this is a technical issue (that) we are working to resolve.

Upon entering the IP address https://34.232.90.38/, users will need to click “advanced” or “more information” and then “go to the web page." There will be a warning because of the issue with the DNS server, but the site is secure and safe, officials said.


About the Author: