State Election Board Releases New Voter Registration Statistics For 2020

Sunday, November 1st 2020, 5:51 pm
By: News 9, News On 6


The Oklahoma State Election Board said it experienced the most amount of newly-registered voters before a presidential election in two decades.

The board began tracking pre-election voter registration prior to the 2000 general election.

According to the board's official pre-election tally, more than 169,000 (169,006) people have registered to vote in Oklahoma since Jan. 15, 2020. The board also said it had a net increase of nearly 53,000 new voters register since Sept. 30.

Out of the new registered voters, the board reported more than 120,000 people (121,202) registered as Republicans. More than 31,000 people (31,660) are registered as Independents, an additional 12,413 signed on as registered Democrats and 3,731 new voters statewide are registered as Libertarians.

“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,” Secretary of the State Election Board Paul Ziriax said in a statement. “The new statistics also continue the decades-long growth trend for Republicans and Independents as a percentage of Oklahoma’s electorate.”