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Preliminary Election Results Available Online, More to Come in Next Few Days

Now that Election Day is over, Oregon elections officials are busy counting the votes and tabulating results.

Up-to-the-minute election results are available on our website: These results will change over the next 7 days as election officials work to tally all the votes that were cast on time.

For some races, final unofficial results might not be available for a few more days. In Oregon, any ballot mailed that has been postmarked on or before Election Day is counted, even if it arrives at the elections office up to seven days later. These ballots are not late — they were cast on time and will be counted alongside every other vote cast before 8 p.m. on Election Day.

“Elections officials and Oregonians can be proud that we held yet another safe and smooth election,” said Secretary of State LaVonne Griffin-Valade. “Thanks to months of planning and preparation, partnerships across all levels of government, and the tireless work of elections workers, we were fully prepared to handle whatever came our way.”

All of Oregon’s 36 counties use machine counting to ensure accurate and timely results. Machines are never connected to the internet, and they are tested before and after the election to ensure accurate results. Additionally, Oregon law requires post-election audits in all counties following primary elections, a standard practice since 2008. These audits involve pulling a sample of ballots and counting them by hand. The results are then compared to the machine count to verify its accuracy.

The Secretary of State will certify election results no later than June 27, 2024. We will send out an announcement when certification occurs. All results are considered unofficial until state certification.

For more information, visit our website:

What you need to know about the May 2024 primary election

  • The postmark law, passed in 2021, allows ballots postmarked on or before Election Day to count as long as they’re received no later than 7 days after the election. For this reason, election results may be delayed because it will take a few days for all the votes to be counted.
  • Preliminary results will be available on the Secretary of State website starting at 8 p.m. on Election Day.
  • The last day for the Secretary to certify election results is June 27, 2024.
  • The 2024 elections will be the most secure elections in history. Learn all the ways we protect your vote at
  • Save the date! Oregon’s general election will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2024.

Laura (Fosmire) Kerns
Communications Director


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