State Election results get certified

State election results get certified
State election results get certified(Valeria Fugate)
Updated: Nov. 16, 2022 at 7:01 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Voter security is on everyone’s mind, and today, the state canvassing board certified the general election results and its’ security.

“We had a secure election the fact that voters can feel assured that their votes were properly counted and tabulated, that’s what i want people to remember,” said Gov. Mark Gordon.

The State Canvassing board held a meeting Wednesday to certify the statewide election results at the Capitol.

Governor Mark Gordon, the Secretary of State Karl Allred, Treasurer Curt Meier, State Auditor Kristi Racines and state director of elections Kai Schon all confirmed the votes were secured.

”We have a process that is secure, a process that is full of integrity. I’d love to see that message continue to grow because there are a lot of other narratives out there that compete against that. They are false narratives, but nonetheless, a lot of people believe them,” said Kai Schon, Director of State Elections.

And the results were verified and confirmed.

”That we keep those concerns at the forefront, we watch out for problems and any issues that might possibly lead to some of those concerns we need to solve those quickly and efficiently,” said Karl Allred, Interim Secretary of State.

Within the 23 counties, the total ballots cast was over 198,000.

Over 297,000 voters registered, the highest number of recorded voters in Wyoming election history.

But on the election day, slightly over 44 percent of the state voted, which is the 2nd lowest turnout in Wyoming’s history. All in all, the election was pretty quiet.

”It was pretty boring...I think I use boring a lot, but there want much going on and that usually, you know, means that there was a wellrun election,” said Schon.

There were 84 races, 43 were uncontested, and over 39,000 write-ins for the six statewide races.

”I feel, and I’ve said this over and over again, that our elections are secure they are the best we have the best process in the country,” said Gordon.

The director of elections says things look secure heading into the 20-24 elections, and he knows the 23 county clerks will ensure a well-run future election.