Posted: Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015 11:15 pm
NEW CASTLE – Lawrence County’s website crashed usually after 10 p.m. Tuesday on choosing night, usually when county residents were perplexing hardest to entrance it.
Or some-more accurately, given county residents were perplexing hardest to entrance it.
James Blundo – clamp boss of Sparq Designs, a executive that oversees Lawrence County’s website – pronounced a choosing web page perceived “an violent amount” of trade in a mins before it crashed usually as final choosing formula were expected.
He reported that a site was removing some-more than 4,000 visitors and 45,000 sum refreshes from county residents perplexing to entrance choosing results, that caused a county’s servers to crash. The complement remained down for about dual hours, from about 10:15 p.m. to shortly before 12:30 a.m.
Blundo attributed a trade to dual categorical causes – an contentment of seductiveness in contested races via a county, including county commissioners, county judge, patrol councils in Ellwood City and Wampum, supervisors in several townships, and a propagandize debt referendum in Shenango Township.
Preliminary district voting appearance reports indicated that voter audience in 5 out of 6 Shenango Township precincts exceeded 50 percent, including one patrol where some-more than 60 percent of a purebred electorate expel ballots. Overall, Lawrence County’s voter appearance was 37.86 percent, a top for a county commissioners’ choosing year given 1999.
Another emanate was secure in technology. Blundo pronounced many of a 45,000 refreshes – some-more than one for each dual county residents – came from mobile devices.
“What used to be one chairman looking during one mechanism and everybody else watchful for that one chairman to tell them a results, it was everybody looking during their phone,” he said.
Lawrence County Commissioner Dan Vogler, pronounced Blundo has been operative with county information record executive Richard DiBello and county Administrator Jim Gagliano to safeguard that a pile-up isn’t solid on destiny choosing nights.
“This can't occur again given it combined an nuisance for a lot of folks perplexing to find out choosing returns,” Vogler said.
He pronounced web trade substantially won’t be an emanate subsequent year, with some-more people focused on a presidential and congressional races. In those elections, Vogler theorized, a county’s website wouldn’t be a only, or even a best, opening for removing results.
But Blundo pronounced he and a county information record dialect are operative on several options, including augmenting server capacity, to pill a problem in destiny internal elections.
Blundo competence have been as unfortunate about a choosing night internet pile-up as possibilities who unsuccessful to win election.
“It happened and we feel terrible about it,” he said.
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