Arapahoe County voter website,, crashes on Election Day

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. - The Arapahoe County voter information website is back up after being down for more than five hours on Election Day.

Visitors trying to access on Tuesday morning got a message that said the website was "Forbidden. You don't have permission to access/on this server" or they got a blank page.

7NEWS alerted the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder's office about the problem.

Arapahoe County officials told 7NEWS the website is run by a vendor who had said it had the infrastructure in place to handle Election Day. The vendor said it was trying to add capacity to the server to get the website back up and running.

The website was back up around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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In Jefferson County, a temporary interruption of the state database caused voting computers to go down at a polling location at Standley Lake High School. That problem was corrected within a few minutes by staffers who  rebooted the computers. According to the Colorado Secretary State’s Office, the overall interruption was corrected before 10:30 a.m.

7NEWS is not hearing of longer than usual wait times at any polling locations in Colorado. If you have any problems on Election Day, please let us know by emailing reporter Russell Haythorn at

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