Via the McCarville Report:
State Election Board
The State Election Board released its official, pre-election voter registration statistics on November 1, which showed a surge in voter registration in advance of Tuesday’s General Election, State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax announced Thursday.
Oklahoma’s voter registration rolls saw a net increase of 114,103 voters since January 15 – including a net increase of nearly 47,000 in October. The deadline to register to vote for the General Election was October 12.
Since January 15, Republicans had a net increase of 67,368 voters, while Democrats had a net increase of 21,564 and Independents had a net increase of 25,153. There are also now 18 voters registered as Americans Elect, which became a recognized political party in the Spring.
Democrats still have the most registered voters in the state, but have slipped to 45.6% of all voters. Republicans have grown to 42.4% of registered voters and Independents have grown to 12%. In January, Democrats were 47.1%, Republicans were 41.4%, and Independents were 11.5% of registered voters.
Among “active” registered voters, the major parties are nearing parity: 45% Democrats, 44% Republicans, and 11% Independents. (Inactive voters are allowed to vote and can “reactivate” their status by voting or initiating a change in voter registration.)
As of November 1, Oklahoma has 2,114,713 registered voters:
- DEMOCRAT: 964,847 (45.6%)
- REPUBLICAN: 895,625 (42.4%)
- AMERICANS ELECT: 18
- INDEPENDENT: 254,223 (12.0%)
As of November 1, Oklahoma has 1,811,806 “active” voters:
- DEMOCRAT ACTIVE VOTERS: 820,794 (45%)
- REPUBLICAN ACTIVE VOTERS: 797,442 (44%)
- AMERICANS ELECT ACTIVE VOTERS: 18
- INDEPENDENT ACTIVE VOTERS: 193,552 (11%)
A report of official voter registration by county as of November 1 is available on the State Election Board website: http://www.ok.gov/elections/
To view historical voter registration figures, visit this page on the State Election Board website http://www.ok.gov/elections/