GOP, Independents Grow, Democrats Shrink
The State Election Board provides the latest statewide voter registration statistics and a comparison to the official Voter Registration Report from January 15, 2010.
Of note, the number of registered Republicans and Independents has increased in 2010, while the number of registered Democrats has decreased in 2010.
Below is a summary.
Current Voter Registration Statistics as of September 15, 2010: Democrat 998,139 (48.4%) Republican 831,706 (40.3%) Independent 233,768 (11.3%) TOTAL 2,063,613
Official Voter Registration Statistics on January 15, 2010: Democrat 999,855 (49.0%) Republican 813,158 (39.9%) Independent 225,607 (11.1%) TOTAL 2,038,620
Summary of increases/decreases in voter registration as of September 15, 2010: Since January 15, the number of registered voters has INCREASED by 24,993. Since January 15, the number of registered Republicans has INCREASED by 18,548. Since January 15, the number of registered Independents INCREASED by 8,161. Since January 15, the number of registered Democrats has DECREASED by 1,716. In 1980, Democrats were 75.8% of registered voters in Oklahoma, Republicans were 22.8%, and Independents were 1.4%.
Oklahoma’s deadline to register to vote for the General Election is Friday, October 8, 2010. Voter registration applications can be downloaded at the State Election Board website: http://elections.ok.gov. Voter registration applications are also available at County Election Board offices, post offices, public libraries, military recruiting offices, and most social welfare agencies.
To register to vote, a person must be at least 18 years of age on or before Election Day, a citizen of the United States, and a legal resident of the State of Oklahoma.
(Background: On January 15 of each year, the State Election Board reports the official voter registration statistics for the State of Oklahoma. You can view the official Voter Registration Reports at http://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Registration/Voter_Registration_Reports/index.html).