Secretary of State Steve Simon today convened the State Canvassing Board to review the canvass report for the August 9, 2022 elections and certify the results. The board certified the primary election results of contests in five Congressional Districts and state legislative and judicial offices, in addition to the results of the Congressional District 1 Special Election.

“The State Canvassing Board has today certified Minnesota’s 2022 Primary Election and Congressional District 1 Special General Election results,” said Secretary Steve Simon“The certification verifies that local and county election officials checked their work closely and found the election to be secure and accurate.”  

The total number of voters for the primary election was 793,236. That means about 19 percent of eligible Minnesotans participated.* This is higher than the 10-year average of primary voter participation which is about 15%. Voter participation in primary elections can vary widely depending on the contests and issues on the ballot.

*An official voter turnout percentage cannot be calculated for the primary election as the estimate for total eligible voters has not been updated for 2022.