LANSING, Mich., March 4, 2022 — Today, Michigan’s Office of the Auditor General (OAG) released its conclusions from an audit of the state’s election systems. The report found that Michigan’s election system was effective in preventing unauthorized access to the Qualified Voter Registry (QVF) and that its integrity remained intact. It also found that the elections were well-run and secure.
“This report confirms what we’ve known all along: The system works, and our elections in Michigan were conducted with the utmost security and integrity,” said state Rep. Matt Koleszar (D-Plymouth), Democratic vice chair of the House Elections and Ethics Committee. “The report helpfully outlines areas for improvement, some of which have already been implemented. It also outlines ways we can improve the voting experience and relieve the stress on our local officials charged with conducting our vote counts.
“Good, fact-based election legislation is rooted in these nonpartisan investigations, and this should serve as a guidepost to those looking to improve our election practices, not debunked conspiracies predicated on The Big Lie. There are always improvements to make, but if we rely on lies to do so, we risk disenfranchising millions of voters and erecting unnecessary barriers to voting for millions more.”
You can view the results of the audit here.