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Number of registered voters up by more than 15,000

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:        July 3, 2014

CONTACT:    State Election Board PIO Bryan Dean, (405) 522-6624 bdean@elections.ok.gov

Number of registered voters up by more than 15,000

(Oklahoma City) – Nearly 2 million Oklahomans were registered to vote at the end of June, a net increase of 15,553 voters since January, Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said Thursday.

As of June 30, Oklahoma had 1,994,365 registered voters:

DEMOCRAT………………….883,289.......44.3 percent

REPUBLICAN………………..865,128…...43.4 percent

AMERICANS ELECT……………….8……N/A

INDEPENDENT………………245,940…..12.3 percent

TOTAL……………………….1,994,365

The statistics show a net increase in registered Republicans and Independents since January, but a net decrease in the number of registered Democrats.

Democrats remain the largest percentage of Oklahoma voters at 44.3 percent, followed by Republicans at 43.4 percent and Independents at 12.3 percent.  In January, Democrats made up 44.8 percent of registered voters, followed by Republicans at 43.2 percent and Independents at 12.1 percent. Since January, Republicans have seen a net increase of 10,799 and Independents have seen a net increase of 7,070. There has been a net decrease in the number of Democrats by 2,320.

The State Election Board began recording statewide voter registration statistics by party in 1960.

YEAR                    DEM                      REP                        IND                        OTHER

1960                       82.0%                    17.6%                    0.4%                       N/A

1980                       75.8%                    22.8%                    1.4%                       N/A

2000                       56.7%                    35.0%                    8.3%                       *

TODAY                44.3%                    43.4%                    12.3%                    *

*Registration for minor recognized parties or political organization was less than 0.0001 percent.

To view historical voter registration statistics or to download a voter registration application, visit http://elections.ok.gov. The deadline to register to vote for the Aug. 26 Runoff Primary election is Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.

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Last Modified on Oct 22, 2020
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