Oklahoma voter registrations surge

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s voter registrations have surged ahead of the 2020 General Election, with a net increase of more than 169,000 registered voters since Jan. 15 and a net increase of nearly 53,000 since Sept. 30.

The State Election Board’s official pre-election voter registration statistics show the total number of registered voters is the largest before a presidential election since Oklahoma began tracking pre-election voter registration statistics in 2000.

Oklahoma’s voter registration statistics also show that registered Republicans now make up more than 50 percent of Oklahoma’s registered voters for the first time. The last time a majority of voters belonged to an Oklahoma political party prior to a presidential election was Nov. 1, 2004, when Democrats made up 51.3 percent of registered voters.

“The surge in voter registrations is a clear indication that Oklahomans are highly interested in the 2020 General Election. It is a positive sign for higher voter participation this year,” said Paul Ziriax, Secretary of the State Election Board.  “The new statistics also continue the decades-long growth trend for Republicans and Independents as a percentage of Oklahoma’s electorate.”

Net change in voter registrations since Jan. 15, 2020

  • Total Voters: +169,006
  • Republicans: +121,202
  • Democrats: +12,413
  • Libertarians: +3,731
  • Independents: +31,660

Comparison of Registered Voter Percentages

  • As of Nov. 1, 2020, Republicansare 50.01 percent of registered voters, while Democrats are 33.23 percent, Independents are 16.10 percent, and Libertarians are 0.66 percent.
  • On Jan. 15, 2020, Republicanswere 48.25 percent of registered voters, while Democrats were 35.32 percent, Independents were 15.89 percent, and Libertarians were 0.53 percent.
  • On Nov. 1, 2016, Republicanswere 45.61 percent of registered voters, while Democrats were 39.71 percent, Independents were 14.52 percent, and Libertarians were 0.17 percent.

Comparison of Official Nov. 1 Pre-Election Statistics (Total Registered Voters)

  • 2020: 2,259,113
  • 2016: 2,157,450
  • 2012: 2,114,713
  • 2008: 2,184,092
  • 2004: 2,143,978
  • 2000: 2,233,602

View Complete Voter Registration Statistics

November 1, 2020 voter registration by county

November 1, 2020 voter registration by district

Voter Registration Statistics (1960- Present)

URL Guide:

November 1, 2020 Voter Registration by County: https://www.ok.gov/elections/documents/VRstatsbycounty_11012020.pdf

November 1, 2020 Voter Registration by District:

Voter registration as of November 1, 2020 by district

Voter Registration Statistics (1960-Present): https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Voter_Registration_Statistics/index.html


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