Oklahoma Republican Party sees voter registration gains
Two high-profile defections from the Oklahoma Republican Party last year do not appear to have hurt GOP voter registration.
The number of registered Republicans in Oklahoma increased by 114,013 over the past two years, according to the State Election Board’s annual voter registration report.
The number of registered Democrats fell by 41,533 over the same period.
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The number of registered independents is up by 48,977 and the Libertarian Party has gained nearly 7,000 new voters.
Among registered voters in Oklahoma, 50.6% are Republicans, 31.4% are Democrats, 17.2% are Independents, and less than 1% are Libertarians.
The latest voter registration numbers show the Republican Party, which became Oklahoma’s majority party in 2020, remains the dominant political force in the state.
Last year, Superintendent of Public Schools Joy Hofmeister, a longtime Republican, quit the party and signed up as a Democrat to challenge Gov. Kevin Stitt in this year’s gubernatorial election. . Gubernatorial candidate and former state senator Ervin Yen, once a registered Democrat, left the Republican Party to become an independent.
In total, Oklahoma has 128,267 more registered voters than two years ago, for a total of 2,218,374 people registered to vote.