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Oklahoma voter registration soars as deadline looms

Posted at 1:49 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 18:37:52-04

TULSA, Okla. — The deadline to register for the Nov. 3 general election in the state of Oklahoma is Friday, Oct. 9.

The number of registered voters is climbing right before the deadline. Statistics provided to 2 Works for You by the Oklahoma State Election Board show 2,206,208 people in the state are registered to vote in the 2020 presidential election. The number is from data recorded at the end of September.

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Here is the breakdown by party affiliation:

  • 1,100,032 Republican
  • 739,466 Democrat
  • 353,269 Independent
  • 13,441 Libertarian

The number of voters is up from the same time frame leading up to the 2016 presidential election. At the end of September 2016 there were 2,096,970 Oklahomans registered to vote, according to the state election board.

"People are very excited about this election and we're seeing an increase in voter registration numbers," said Misha Mohr with the Oklahoma State Election Board.

In fact, according to the state's statistics, more voters in Oklahoma are registered now than on Nov. 1 in 2016 and 2012.

"We're already doubled what we did in the 2016 presidential election," Tulsa Co. Election Board Secretary Gwen Freeman said.

If you would like to vote and have yet to register, you must have your registration form postmarked or submitted to your county election board by Friday. Any changes to your registration, including your name or address, also need to be completed by Friday.

Visit the Oklahoma State Election Board website for further information on how to register.

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