Weekend IT outage affects multiple state agencies

HARRISBURG—Online voter services and election applications as well as other online services are fully operational this morning, following an outage that began Saturday.

Multiple commonwealth agencies were impacted by the outage, which was reported around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, due to an equipment failure at a data center managed by Unisys for the commonwealth, according to state officials.

“The outage was due to an issue with the contractor’s equipment and there is no evidence of malicious interference,” said Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar. “All data was backed up, as always.”

Voters can once again go online to votesPA.com to register to voteapply for a mail ballot, or check their voter registration, among other services.

The Department of State’s professional licensing services are among the applications that are still affected. The Commonwealth Office of Information Technology and Unisys are working to restore those functions as quickly as possible. 

Online services for the departments of Revenue and Human Services and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board have also been affected.