Month: January 2020

Feb 7th Last Day to Register to Vote for Presidential Preferential Primary Election

February 7th is the last day to register to vote for the Presidential Preferential Primary Election. Be sure to re-register by February 7th if you have changed your name or address. You can re-register online if you moved to a new address but reside in the same county. If you moved to a new county you need to fill out a printed voter registration form. If you need voter registration forms come by the Center For Civic Engagement office in Thatcher 121C or go to your county election board office. Click here for more information about 2020 Oklahoma Elections.

Public Affairs Task Force Higher Education Day Capital Visit

This is a great opportunity for students to meet with their legislators. As representatives of UCO, students will discuss legislation impacting higher education and advocate for UCO. The wonderful people (staff and students alike) who work with the Public Affairs Task Force will adequately prepare you before you meet with your representatives so there is no need to feel nervous. Email publicaffairs@uco.edu for more information or to sign up. Be sure to include your first and last name and your registered voter address in the email so they can pair you with your personal legislators. If you are not a registered voter, that is fine; just be sure to let them know in the email. If you would like to become a registered voter, swing by the Center for Civic Engagement Office in Thatcher 121C to pick up a voter registration form. The current tentative time frame for this event is 7:30-3:30. After meeting at 7:30, students will load into a charter bus and head to the Oklahoma State Capitol. The Public Affairs Student Task Force will provide free Hideaway Pizza at the end of the day. You will also be provided a letter of participation. You must be signed up by February 3rd.

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2020 Voter Registration Statistics from the Oklahoma State Election Board

Here are a few interesting statistics provided by the Oklahoma State Election Board via email. To view the complete press release click here. Be sure to sign up for their email subscriptions if you want to get fun information like this or reminders for upcoming elections and meeting times for various committees and departments sent directly to your inbox. You can also follow the Oklahoma State Election Board on twitter and on facebook. For more information visit their website at ok.gov/elections/ and for more voter registration statistics visit their voter registration report page.

“Oklahoma’s registered voters:

                                        JAN. 15, 2020                                     JAN. 15, 2018

DEMOCRATS                 738,256….35.3%                                769,772….38.2%

REPUBLICANS              1,008,569….48.3%                             942,621….46.7%

LIBERTARIANS              11,171….less than 1%                        4,897….less than 1%

INDEPENDENTS            332,111….15.9%                                298,867….14.8%

TOTAL                              2,090,107                                           2,016,157

HISTORICAL VOTER REGISTRATION IN OKLAHOMA

The State Election Board began recording statewide voter registration statistics by party in 1960.

YEAR                 DEM                    REP                  IND          OTHER

1960                   82.0%                 17.6%                0.4%        N/A

1980                   75.8%                 22.8%                1.4%        N/A

2000*                  56.7%                 35.0%                8.3%        *

2020*                  35.3%                 48.2%               15.8%       *

*Minor parties account for less than 1 percent of voters in Oklahoma.

View voter registration statistics at: elections.ok.gov. Audio is available at: https://www.ok.gov/elections/multimedia/Paul%20Ziriax%20Jan.%2016,%202020.mp3.

For more information contact Misha Mohr, Public Information Officer, Oklahoma State Election Board, (405) 522-6624 or mmohr@elections.ok.gov.”

STARTING TONIGHT – The Seventh Democratic Debate

Tonight’s debate will start at 9pm Eastern Time (8pm Central Time). You can watch the debates live on CNN, CNN International, and DesMoinesRegister.com. Tune in to the debates to learn more about the Democratic presidential candidates.