RALEIGH, N.C. -- An investigation has been launched into reported attempts of compromising electronic poll software on Election Day, the North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement said Tuesday.

Executive Director Kim Westbrook Strach released the statement Tuesday revealing the investigation into the reported attempts to hack into VR systems which are used in some North Carolina counties.

The VR systems were used on Election Day in 21 of North Carolina's 100 counties to help check in v oters who show up to cast ballots in person, Strach said.

"This agency takes any reports of possible interference with our election processes very seriously," Strach said in the statement.

The VR software is not used during early voting and does not play any role in ballot marking or vote tabulation, according to the N.C. State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforecement.