Spike in Oklahoma Voter Rolls

Oct 2, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Election Board secretary says more than 21,000 Oklahoma voters registered to vote last month.

Secretary Paul Ziriax  said Monday that there has been a net increase of nearly 68,000 voters since January, including more than 21,000 during September.

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election is Oct. 12.

Ziriax also reported that Democrats still have the most registered voters in Oklahoma, but that Republicans and independents are growing at a faster rate.

As of Sept. 30, Oklahoma had just more than two million registered voters with 46 percent being Democrats, 42 percent Republican and 12 percent independents.

Since January 1st — Republicans have added about 45,000 registered voters while Democrats have added nearly 7,000.