Oklahoma’s Presidential Preferential Primary election is set for March 3. Here is what Canadian County voters need to know:
- Eligible voters may cast only one ballot for the Presidential Preferential Primary (PPP).
- Voters must be a registered member of the party for which they intend to cast a ballot. (For example, Republicans may vote in the Republican PPP. Democrats may vote in the Democratic PPP.)
- Independents are allowed to vote in the Democratic PPP only. The Democratic Party is the only recognized party in Oklahoma that currently allows Independents to vote in its primaries. Independents are defined as voters registered without a party affiliation.
- The purpose of the Presidential Preferential Primary (PPP) is to allow all recognized parties in Oklahoma to send delegates to their party’s national convention. The delegates are responsible for casting votes for the candidates they are assigned to, which represent the popular vote.
- Each party is responsible for choosing the Presidential candidate that will be on the ticket in November.
Registered voters do not need to register again for the Presidential Preferential Primary election.
Anyone who is not registered to voice can download an application at elections.ok.gov or contact the Canadian County Election Board at 422-2422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Canadian County Election Board is located at 200 S Bickford in El Reno. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The last day to register for the Presidential Preferential Primary is Feb. 7.
Registered voters may verify their registration and political affiliation using the State Election Board’s OK Voter Portal at: elections.ok.gov/OVP.
The Election Board reminds voters that no party changes are allowed from April 1 through Aug. 31 of even-numbered years.