DES MOINES, IOWA (June 8, 2022) — 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 Sec 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.

Sec 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,” Sec 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, Sec 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.

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