Republicans, Independents Show Gains in Official Pre-Election Voter Registration Statistics, Democra
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 1, 2014
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Republicans, Independents Show Gains in Official Pre-Election Voter Registration Statistics, Democrats Remain Largest Party
(Oklahoma City) – Oklahoma’s official pre-election voter registration statistics released on Nov. 1 show 2,022,456 Oklahomans are registered to vote in advance of Tuesday’s General Election, State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax reported on Saturday.
The latest statistics show that Democrats narrowly retained their status as Oklahoma’s largest political party in Oklahoma but also show that Republicans have nearly closed the gap and now trail Democrats by only 2,897 voters – the closest the two parties have ever been heading into a General Election. Registered Independents continue to grow, and now make up 12.7 percent of Oklahoma’s registered voters.
Oklahoma’s registered voters:
JAN. 15, 2014 NOV. 1, 2014
DEMOCRATS 885,609….44.8% 884,150….43.7%
REPUBLICANS 854,329….43.2% 881,253….43.6%
AMERICANS ELECT 4…..N/A 8…..N/A
INDEPENDENTS 238,870….12.1% 257,045….12.7%
TOTAL 1,978,812 2,022,456
HISTORICAL VOTER REGISTRATION IN OKLAHOMA
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% *
NOV. 1 43.7% 43.6% 12.7% *
*Registration for minor recognized parties or political organization was less than 0.0001%.
To view historical voter registration statistics or to obtain a voter registration application, visit http://elections.ok.gov.