Local Organizations See Increased Interest In Voter Registration


Tuesday, September 22nd 2020, 10:44 pm
By: Clayton Cummins


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Numerous organizations working to help people register to vote in the 2020 election say they’re seeing an uptick of interest. 

Music and food brought folks from all walks of life to Wheeler Park on Tuesday. All part of an effort to make sure voters are ready to go come time November. 

Reverend David Wilson is the Director of the Oklahoma Rock The Native Vote and attended Tuesday’s event.

“We've been very pleased, when we started at 4 p.m. there were people registering already and I was surprised,” said Wilson. 

Gaming Compacts and the recent McGirt Supreme Court Ruling are among things that Reverend Wilson believes has people fired up. 

“That has motivated us to say hey we need to pay attention and participate in this process and therefore engage other people that we meet along the way to get engaged in this process,” said Wilson. 

At the state Capitol across town while mourning the loss of former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the League of Women Voters helped people register. 

It's been their busiest year doing it yet. 

“There are lots of things going on that have people really fired up,” said Rhonda McLean of the Oklahoma County League Of Women Voters. “We're seeing people who are in their 40's and 50's who have never voted in their lives now registering to vote. We’re seeing young people too register to vote.” 

As 2020 continues to unfold Republican, Democrat or anywhere in between, these organizations want you to remember that your vote matters. 

“We have a lot of elections that are decided by 40, 50, 60 votes and so if you and your friend and your colleagues make up those people, you can effect change,” said McLean. 

You are able to register to vote online or request an absentee ballot through the Oklahoma State Election Board. 

If you’re unsure whether you’re registered or not, click here.