ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Roanoke City and other localities are getting through the thousands of voting records backlogged because of a state IT problem.

The Virginia Public Access Project estimates at least 40,000 voter registrations across the commonwealth are being processed late after a computer glitch caused a backlog in the Virginia Department of Elections. The State says this will not impact voters, and no information has been lost.

Roanoke City Director of Elections and General Registrar Andrew Cochran says the records go back as far as May.

“We’re already very, very busy, we did not budget time or talent for this exercise, but we will get it done,” he said.

The staff at the Voter Registration and Elections Office say they received 1,355 records Wednesday morning. This time of year, they typically bring in just over 100 a day.

“We had been told to expect a little bit of a higher volume,” said Jessica Wagner, deputy registrar. “We weren’t 100% sure what that number was going to be.”

The dump of records adds complications as well. The records go back to May, staff has to research records in case there’s been a change of address or other updated information since then.

Staff will be working over the weekend to finish processing all the records.

“Everybody knows that it matters that we get them in on time,” said Wagner.

The elections office is confident that they will get through all the records, though it may take a few extra days.

“This is happening across the whole state, we’re all in the same boat and we’re all working diligently to get this corrected and updated as quickly as possible,” said Cochran.

He says if you’re vote is impacted, do not re-register. Staff will be reaching to verify information, and you can verify your own registration at Virginia Department of Elections – View Your Info.