Sunday's monsoon storm knocked out computers that run Arizona's
voter registration system and the Motor Vehicle Division, putting
some services on hold for an unknown time.
The voter registration system went down on the last day for
people to register to vote in Aug. 30 elections, so anybody who
needs to register must submit paper registration by the end of the
day. Voters can contact the county recorder's office to obtain
registration forms. The forms can be mailed in as long as they're
postmarked with Monday's date. County recorder information can be
found at www.azsos.gov/election/county.htm. Election officials do
not know when the mainframe computer will began working again.
The MVD outage kept the agency from completing most transactions
until about 7 p.m. Monday. Its offices remained open and the staff
was assisting customers with road and written driver's license
testing, answering questions and reviewing paperwork. But the MVD
advised customers to plan visiting an office at another time. Also,
the outage affected online services at ServiceArizona.com. Vehicle
registrations due July 31 will not be assessed late fees if the
renewals are completed by Monday.