A glitch in the computer system tabulating ballots has slowed the announcement of local results, according to officials with the Scotland County Board of Elections.
It is unclear what caused the problem, but officials say it could take an hour longer than they anticipated to announce the unofficial returns. Results were expected to be made public at the Scotland County Courthouse as early as 8:30 p.m.
Scotland County Elections Director Dell Parker said the system crashes every time she tries to upload information. Officials said they plan to try a different system. Results in seven of the county’s 10 precincts are still unreported.
The polling precincts opened at 6:30 this morning and closed at 7:30 p.m.