Oklahoma conservation group pushes for bison-based design on state license plate

Posted at 1:53 PM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 17:04:55-04

OKLAHOMA CITY – For those not feeling the newest license plate design revealed this week, there might be another option.

According to The Nature Conservancy, a poll has been created for voting between eight designs, which are pictured below. The group’s intent is to bring Oklahoma’s state mammal to light: the American Bison.

Those interested in casting a vote can do so until September 7, then a winner will be announced on September 12. The winning design will then be submitted to the Oklahoma Tax Commission and, the groups claims, if it's approved, it’ll be available for pre-sell to the public for 180 days.

A spokesperson with the Oklahoma Tax Commission said the group could theoretically be approved if the 500 prepaid applications were gathered.

The OTC said that groups applying cannot be advertising a product or service but if it’s showing support for a group that doesn’t conflict with civil rights or deemed “offensive,” then it could be an alternate license plate design.


If 500 plates are sold in that time frame, The Nature Conservancy says, then the plate will go into production. A portion of the plate’s proceeds will benefit the group’s conservation efforts in Oklahoma.

Pictured below are each of the eight designs, with a link to the voting site at the bottom.