Republicans, Independents continue registration gains
CapitolBeatOK Staff Report
There has been a net increase of more than 40,000 voters in Oklahoma since January 15, 2010, according to new information from the state Election Board.
Both recognized political parties and Independents have had a net increase in registered voters this year. Here is a comparison of the net increase in voters from January 15 to October 15, 2010:
Democrats net increase = +313
Republicans net increase = +28,599
Independents net increase = +11,482
Total voters net increase = +40,394
The Democratic party has recovered from a slight decline in their raw number of voters, found earlier this fall. However, a steady decline in the percentage of overall voters identifying as Democrats has continued, according to the new analysis from Paul Ziriax, the election board chairman.
As a percentage of all registered voters, Democrats have dropped from 49.0% to 48.1%; Republicans have increased from 39.9% to 40.5%; and Independents have increased from 11.1% to 11.4% since January 15.
Here is a summary of Oklahoma’s voter registration totals as of Oct. 15, 2010:
Dem = 1,000,168 (48.1%)
Rep = 841, 757 (40.5%)
Ind = 237,089 (11.4%)
Total = 2,079,014
Voter registration for the General Election closed on Oct.8, and county election boards are still processing late-arriving voter registration applications. Oklahoma’s official pre-election voter registration statistics will be released on 11/01/2010.
October 8: Voter registration closed
October 27: Last day to request absentee ballot
October 29, October 30, and November 1: Early voting at county election boards
November 2: General Election Day
Learn more: http://elections.ok.gov