Canadian County voter registration up 50% in past decade

Redistricting will require ‘many’ more polling places, workers

Wanda Armold

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

Canadian County voter registration has grown by nearly 50% in the past decade.

And registered Republicans out-number Democrats by an almost three-to-one margin – with Independents gaining ground.

There are 89,361 registered voters in Canadian County, according to the most recent data from Election Board Secretary Wanda Armold.

The breakdown by political party is:

  • Republican: 54,225
  • Libertarian: 790
  • Democrat: 19,787
  • Independent: 14,559

Canadian County is expected to open more polling locations after the upcoming redistricting of congressional, state legislative and county commissioner offices.

“Then it will be my responsibility to redraw precinct boundary lines so that everyone in the precinct lives in the same Congress, Senate, House, and Commissioner district,” said Armold, who has been Canadian County’s election board secretary since 2009.

Canadian County voter registration now approaches 90,000. It has grown by about 60,000 voters in the past 10 years.

“I look to be finding many new polling places and many new workers,” Armold said, matter-of-factly.

Canadian County’s elections chief cited the strong population growth around Surrey Hills, Piedmont and the area between S.W. 29th and S.W. 59th near Mustang.

“Yes, I will be looking for many new polling places on the east side of the county,” said Armold, who’s worked at the Canadian County Election Board for 37 years. “I’ll also have to find some new inspectors, judges and clerks.

“It’s going to be a process.”

For more information, contact the Canadian County Election Board in El Reno at (405) 422-2422.