Voters cast their ballots at the Augusta Civic Center, in Augusta. Nov. 8, 2022. Credit: Sawyer Loftus / BDN

The Maine Secretary of State has certified the 2022 election results and is estimating that turnout was roughly 75 percent, a figure that could put the state among the nation’s leaders.

Maine’s ranking won’t be known until all states have certified their results, but current data suggests registered voters here cast ballots at an extremely high rate.

Seventy-five percent of the more than 900,000 voters who were registered as of late October cast ballots this year, and the figure could climb when election officials add in data from people who registered to vote shortly before or on Election Day.

Turnout was driven by legislative races, two congressional contests and a high-profile gubernatorial election that was expected to be close, but ultimately wasn’t.

According to official results, Democratic Gov. Janet Mills defeated Republican Gov. Paul LePage by more than 13 percentage points — or 90,000 votes.

This story appears through a media partnership with Maine Public.