Officials in the hotly-contested swing state of Virginia, where polling centers close at 7 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, have taken steps to address the heavy traffic load the state’s election website is expected to receive from voters looking for near-instantaneous election results, The Daily Caller has learned.
Justin Reimer, Deputy Secretary of the Virginia State Board of Elections, told TheDC that his agency is ready for Tuesday’s action.
“SBE has worked with the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) and our vendors to prepare our servers and databases for the anticipated surge in activity on our website,” Reimer said.
“In addition, a special home page has been launched in anticipation of the frequently asked questions by the citizens of the Commonwealth.”
According to the RealClearPolitics polling average for the last two weeks, President Barack Obama holds a 0.3 point lead over Mitt Romney in the state.
Obama won Virginia in 2008 by a 6.3 percent margin, however, with 52.6 percent of the state’s vote.