Oklahoma GOP Continues to Close Registration Gap

Aug 7, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Registered Democrats still outnumber Republicans in Oklahoma, but the GOP is continuing to close the gap.

Figures released Monday by the Oklahoma Election Board show Democrats make up 46 percent of the state's registered electorate, followed by Republicans at 42 percent and independents at 12 percent.

Overall, Oklahoma's voter rolls have grown by more than 9,600 since June 1. Republicans saw the largest increase during that time with 4,638 new voters, followed by 3,032 new independents and 1,995 new Democrats.

The Election Board also reported that eight Oklahomans have registered in the new Americans Elect Party following that group's successful petition drive for recognition as an official party.

Last Friday was the deadline for voters to register to vote in the Aug. 28 primary runoff election.