The current geopolitical developments have spurred a spike in the activity on the Selective Service System (SSS) website as people seek answers about their registration.
Increased traffic is cited as the reason why the Selective Service System (SSS) website crashed late last week. Established as an independent agency of the federal government, the mission of the of the SSS is:
To register men and maintain a system that, when authorized by the President and Congress, rapidly provides personnel in a fair and equitable manner while managing an alternative service program for conscientious objectors.
An official statement went out via Twitter to help address the inquiries that were flooding the agency's website on Friday.
The Selective Service System is conducting business as usual. In the event that a national emergency necessitates a draft, Congress and the President would need to pass official legislation to authorize a draft. pic.twitter.com/M4tY2dLoX1— Selective Service (@SSS_gov) January 3, 2020
The latest update is that they are working on getting their site up and running efficiently. Though slowly, the website does load, as of the time of publication. You may have to try a few times if you are experiencing a lag or timeout.
Due to the spread of misinformation, our website is experiencing high traffic volumes at this time. If you are attempting to register or verify registration, please check back later today as we are working to resolve this issue. We appreciate your patience.— Selective Service (@SSS_gov) January 3, 2020
If you cannot find the information you need on the SSS website, try checking their Twitter feed or Facebook page for more information. You can also call the registration information line at (847) 688-6888 or email them at DMCSupport@sss.gov. Use DMCEspanol@sss.gov for sending an email in Spanish.
What are your thoughts on the Selective Service and the increased traffic they are experiencing? Let us know in the comments.