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Secretary Fagan Certifies the 2022 General Election; Oregon Ranks Among Top States for Voter Turnout

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SALEM, OR —  Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan certified the 2022 General Election today. Official election results are available on our website.  

Since the 2020 election, proponents of the Big Lie — the false belief that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Trump — have eroded public trust, increased violence and threats of violence related to election administration, and put core American values of democratic self-governance at risk of erosion. In the face of these challenges, the 2022 midterm election went off without any major issues.  

“This election was smooth and secure,” said Secretary Fagan. “It’s a testament to the resiliency of Oregon’s vote-by-mail system and the importance of democracy to Oregonians.”  

Today the Oregon Elections Division released its official statistics for the November election, which show voter turnout at 66.9% of registered voters. This places Oregon among the top states in the country for voter turnout according to the U.S. Elections Project, although not all state’s data are final.  

In the run-up to the November Election, Secretary Fagan visited all 36 county elections offices to hear from county clerks and staff about the challenges they face and the status of vote by mail in each county.  

“In every corner of Oregon, the state of our vote-by-mail system is strong,” Secretary Fagan said. “I want to thank the elections workers around Oregon whose integrity and hard work makes our democracy work.”  

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