LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Over the weekend, the election computer system shut down statewide for about an hour.
It happened around 11 Saturday morning, and made the long lines even longer. Fortunately, voters did stick around.
According to election commissioner Bryan Poe, it's happened several times before. In 2006, the computers shut down on Election day at 5 p.m.
"In Pulaski County we have a backup system, it just slowed everything down, for other counties without a backup system it just brought everything to a screeching hault," said Poe.
Even with a few computer glitches, this is still the highest number on record for early voting in a mid-term election in Arkansas. The voting has been just as busy on Tuesday.