Annual Report Released by State Election Board Shows Increase in Voter Registration

Beverly Cantrell - January 18, 2022 7:17 pm

(Oklahoma City) – The Oklahoma State Election Board released its annual voter registration report today showing 2,218,374 Oklahomans are registered to vote. Oklahoma’s official voter registration statistics are counted every year on January 15.

According to Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax, the largest number of Oklahoma’s voters are Republicans, who make up 50.6% of registered voters. Democrats are the second-largest party with 31.4% of registered voters.

Meanwhile, both the Libertarian Party (which gained recognition in 2016) and Independent voters have seen steady growth the past two years. Libertarians account for less than 1% of Oklahoma voters and Independents (those with no party affiliation) round out the total with 17.2% of registered voters. 

REGISTERED VOTERS IN OKLAHOMA
  Jan. 15, 2022   Jan. 15, 2020  
Republicans 1,122,582 50.6% 1,008,569 48.3%
Democrats 696,723 31.4% 738,256 35.3%
Libertarians 17,981 less than 1% 11,171 less than 1%
Independents 381,088 17.2% 332,111 15.9%
TOTAL 2,218,374   2,090,107  

The State Election Board reminds Oklahomans that it is easy to register to vote in Oklahoma. Eligible applicants can fill out an application using the OK Voter Portal registration “wizard” or download a Voter Registration Application from the State Election Board website. Applications are also available at all seventy-seven (77) County Election Boards, most tag agencies, post offices, and libraries. The next voter registration deadline is March 11, 2022.

Current voters who need to make changes to their registration can update their address (within the same county) and party affiliation online using the OK Voter Portal or by submitting a new Voter Registration Application to their County Election Board.

For more information on voter registration or to view historical voter registration statistics, visit our website at oklahoma.gov/elections.

 

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