Voter registration lags in Oklahoma amid COVID-19
August 21, 2020
Oklahoma, one of 10 states that doesn’t offer online voter registration, has seen a sharp decline in new voter sign-ups this year as COVID-19 has created new challenges for in-person get-out-the-vote efforts.
State election board numbers requested by Oklahoma Watch show new voter registrations this year through the end of July are down nearly 22%, or a drop of 30,000 voters, compared to this point in the lead up to the 2016 presidential election.
What started out as a normal year quickly changed when coronavirus fears began to spread in late February and early March.