A technical glitch prevented residents from scheduling a driver’s test at local field offices for the Department of Motor Vehicles, according to Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham.
“In order to get a driver’s test, some constituents have had to travel to Taft, Bakersfield, Goleta, Arvin and King City branches — branches more than a hundred miles and hours away from parts of this district,” Cunningham wrote in a post on social media.
The glitch apparently affected the scheduling of appointments for the Lompoc, Santa Maria, Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo field offices.
After investigating those concerns and discussing the issue with DMV representatives, Cunningham’s staff discovered that the local branches had many available appointment slots.
“However, according to a follow-up conversation with branch staff, there had been a known technical glitch resulting in open appointments not showing up online in the appointment portal,” Cunningham said.
The director of the DMV assured Cunningham that the issue would be assessed and addressed, the Assembly member said.
Anyone needing assistance booking an appointment at a local DMV can contact Cunningham’s office at 805.549.3381.
Cunningham represents the 35th Assembly District, which includes the Santa Maria and Lompoc valleys along with San Luis Obispo County.
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