HELENA, Mont. – Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen thanked Montana voters, state and local election officials, and candidates for a successful 2022 Primary Election.
“Thank you to everyone who played a part in Montana’s Primary Election. Our office has heard positive feedback from candidates, voters, and election officials, while also visiting with Montanans at the polls,” said Secretary Jacobsen.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, voter turnout reached 291,581 – the most ever in a midterm primary election in Montana. The state’s turnout percentage was the second highest in a midterm primary election over the past 24 years. Missoula County, for example, saw its highest turnout percentage since 1994.
“Montana’s election officials have been hard at work to provide Montana voters with a great experience at the polls, and I thank them for their dedication,” said Secretary Jacobsen. “Voters appreciate the counties reporting results for the candidates and ballot issues in their neighborhoods, hometowns, and various districts.”
Voters across Montana expressed their satisfaction with Tuesday’s election, telling Montana media why they voted and how seamless the process was.
Poll workers and election officials also praised the training they received leading up to the primary, while referencing Election Day procedures when discussing the administration at polling places.
“To the Montana voters, thank you for your participation in our important electoral process. Montana voters are passionate about our state, and it’s your votes that determine the future leadership and representation of Montana,” said Secretary Jacobsen. “I’m proud of our outreach efforts and pleased to hear positive feedback on behalf of Montana voters.”
“I would like to congratulate the hundreds of candidates on the ballot across the state for seeing their hard work reach the finish line on Election Day, “she continued.
Montana’s 2022 Primary Election results can be viewed at https://electionresults.mt.gov.
Editor’s note: Election results are unofficial until certified.