Rutherford, DeKalb counties experience server issues during early voting

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RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Voting locations in both Rutherford and DeKalb counties experienced server issues causing delays for those trying to early vote Thursday.

News 2 has learned the issue caused polling places to go down for about 4 or 5 minutes in Rutherford County. The issue has since been resolved.

Earlier Thursday, the only early voting in DeKalb County also experienced a server issue.

According to Dennis Stanley, an administrator with the DeKalb County Election Commission, paper ballots were provided so people could still cast their vote.

The election commission is going to extend an two early voting days by one hour to compensate for the hold-up. That will happen on Monday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.