Paul D. Pate
Secretary of State
Des Moines, IA 50319
|OFFICE OF THE IOWA SECRETARY OF STATE|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 8, 2022
MEDIA RELEASE: Iowa surpasses 356,000 voters in June primary, second highest turnout since 1994
DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces more than 356,000 Iowans participated in the June 7 primary election, according to unofficial numbers released by Pate's office. More than 73,000 Iowans voted absentee, which is the second highest total for a primary election in state history.
The unofficial turnout by political party was 195,355 Republicans and 156,589 Democrats.
Secretary Pate extends his thanks to Iowa voters, poll workers and county election officials for ensuring a clean, smooth primary election process.
"I think it went fantastic," Secretary Pate said. "I've got to compliment all the voters and our unsung heroes, those poll workers. They came through with flying colors. We saw thousands of Iowans coming out to have their voice heard and democracy in action."
This morning, Secretary Pate's office selected a random precinct in all 99 counties for conducting a post-election audit. County officials will hand count every ballot in that precinct to ensure the totals match the number compiled by the vote tabulators.
You can view the unofficial results for every county at this link.
A soundbite from Secretary Pate is available for your use by clicking here.