By Conrad Dudderar
As the Nov. 8th general election nears, Canadian County has surpassed 95,000 registered voters – with a 7.3% increase in two years.
Mirroring the county’s population growth, the increase in names on the voter registration rolls has been somewhat remarkable – up by 1,900 in the past two months alone.
Canadian County also has seen significant changes this year in political party affiliations, according to Acting Canadian County Election Board Secretary Allen Arnold.
Canadian County now has 95,333 registered voters, an increase of 6,507 since the November 2020 election.
Republican account for 59.8% of the latest registered voter total.
Democrats follow with 21%, having recently gone above 20,000 registered voters in Canadian County.
Making great strides of late have been the Independents, who make up 18.1% of total registrations.
Rounding out the list are Libertarians, who now have 992 registered voters in the county.
Some 1,432 registered Canadian County voters changed their political party between Jan. 1 and Oct. 20, according to data provided by Arnold.
Arnold is overseeing day-to-day operations at the Canadian County Election Board office after the recent retirement resignation of longtime Secretary Wanda Armold.
Oklahoma recognizes four political parties for voting purposes – Republican, Democrat, Independent, and Libertarian.
Switching parties this year in Canadian County have been:
- 354 voters – from Independent to Republican
- 353 voters – from Democrat to Republican
- 229 voters – from Republican to Independent
- 152 voters – from Democrat to Independent
- 122 voters – from Republican to Democrat
- 92 voters – from Independent to Democrat
- 32 voters – from Libertarian to Republican
- 27 voters – from Libertarian to Independent
- 22 voters – from Republican to Libertarian
- 21 voters – from Independent to Libertarian
- 14 voters – from Democrat to Libertarian
- 14 voters – from Libertarian to Democrat
Canadian County has 60 polling precincts, with six of them having more than 3,000 registered voters in each.
- #200 Grace Communion Church-Yukon, 12201 Ashford – 3,926
- #506 Piedmont First Baptist Church, 15 Jackson Ave. NW – 3,560
- #301 Mustang Community Center, 1201 N Mustang Road – 3,538
- #507 The Bridge AG Church-Piedmont, 4050 Edmond Road NE – 3,524
- #312 Empowered Church-Mustang, 601 E State Hwy 152 – 3,201
- #223 Canadian Hills Nazarene Church, 11744 W Reno – 3,141
There are 13 other precincts with at least 2,000 registered voters and 23 others with at least 1,000.
The 60 precincts are in 55 polling places across Canadian County, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8 for the general election.
Among local races of interest are Canadian County associate district judge, Oklahoma House District 43, Oklahoma House District 41, Oklahoma Senate District 22, U.S. House of Representatives – District 5, and U.S. Senate.
Voters across the State of Oklahoma will cast ballots for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, state treasurer, superintendent of public instruction, labor commissioner, and corporation commissioner.
For more information, contact the Canadian County Election Board at (405) 422-2422 or email@example.com.