Oklahoma releases voter registration trends ahead of general election

Oklahoma releases voter registration trends ahead of general election
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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma State Election Board says registered voters are up in the state with nearly 2.3 million Oklahomans registered ahead of the November 8 General Election.

According to the press release, the state had a net increase of over 77,000 registered voters since January 15.

“We’re excited to see the overall voter registration trend moving upward in Oklahoma. Now, we want to see all registered voters take the next step – exercise their right and get out and vote this November,” said Paul Ziriax, Secretary of the State Election Board.

Oklahoma’s voter registration statistics show that registered Republicans now make up 51.19% of Oklahoma’s registered voters, while Democrats make up 29.95% of registered voters. Independents make up the third largest group of registered voters with 18%, while Libertarians continue to increase voter registration numbers with 0.86%. It is the first time that official voter registration statistics show Democrats at less than 30% of registered voters. As recently as 2014, Democrats were Oklahoma’s largest political party.

The State released a look at how current voter registration totals compare to previously released official numbers:

Oklahoma releases voter registration trends ahead of general election

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