Michigan Offices Close Early Due to Network Outage

A spokesperson for the Michigan Secretary of State’s Office said the decision to close the offices was made around 4 p.m. after workers were unable to complete transactions at the branch offices.

by Emily Lawler, MLive.com / November 27, 2019
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(TNS) — The Michigan Secretary of State closed offices early on Tuesday due to what it described as a “network outage” in a tweet.

“All Secretary of State Offices are closing for the rest of the day,” the Department of State tweeted at 4:20 p.m.

Michael Doyle, a spokesperson for the SOS, said the decision to close the offices was made around 4 p.m. after workers were unable to complete transactions at the branch offices.

The offices are typically open until 5 p.m.

The Secretary of State plans to forgive late fees on items that expired Tuesday if customers complete their transactions Wednesday.

The issue appears to be affecting state government at large, according to state Twitter accounts that describe it as “internet connectivity issues.” It’s not clear which other state services may be affected.

Caleb Buhs, a spokesperson for the Department of Technology Management and Budget, said work is ongoing to determine the cause of the connectivity issues and restore service.

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