|Published:||Nov 07, 2012 3:35 PM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 07, 2012 3:35 PM EST|
LARGO, Fla. (AP) - The California company that owns the automated calling service used by the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections says its technology was not faulty on Election Day.
The CEO of CallFire, Dinesh Ravishanker, said Wednesday that someone from the Pinellas Supervisor of Elections office didn't update the automated voice message.
In Pinellas County on Tuesday, automated calls from the elections office went out to 12,000 voters - telling them that they could vote on Wednesday. At 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Ravishanker said the official recycled Monday's message saying that voters "have until tomorrow at 7 p.m.,' which implied voters had until Wednesday to vote.
Elections officials said once the error was caught, another message then went out to the same voters, telling them Tuesday was the correct day to vote.
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