Oklahoma voter rolls grow as General Election nears
(Oklahoma City) – The State Election Board’s latest voter registration statistics show more than 2,014,000 Oklahomans are registered to vote – a net increase of more than 35,000 since Jan. 15, State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said Wednesday.
The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 General Election is Friday, Oct. 10.
As of Sep. 30, 2014, Oklahoma had 2,014,353 registered voters:
AMERICANS ELECT 8……N/A
The statistics show a net increase in registered Republicans and Independents since January and a net decrease in the number of registered Democrats.
Democrats narrowly remain the largest percentage of Oklahoma voters at 43.8 percent, but the percentage of voters registered as Republicans (43.6 percent) and Independents (12.6 percent) continues to grow. The two major political parties are closer to parity than at any time since the State Election Board began compiling statewide voter registration statistics in 1960.
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% *
Jan. 15, 2014 44.7% 43.2% 12.1% *
Sep. 30, 2014 43.8% 43.6% 12.6% *
*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. The deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 4 General Election is Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.