Democrat voters decrease, all others increase in county

The general election is Nov. 6, 2018.
Amanda Corbin
News Reporter

Registered Democrat voters have dropped in LeFlore County while Republicans, Independents and Libertarians all posted increases in voter registration, statistics released Thursday by the Oklahoma State Election Board show.

General election early voting continues 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the county Election Board. All polling locations then will open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 6.

As of Nov. 1, 2018, the state Election Board reported Democrats continue to rank highest in registered voters in the county at 13,861. Republicans were 8,987 followed by Independents at 4,209 and Libertarians at 62 voters. At total, the county has 27,119 registered voters. .

The 2017 voter registration numbers for the county released in January of that year showed a higher number of registered Democrats at 15,878 and 8,047 Republicans. At that time, there were 4,158 Independents and 23 Libertarians.

This is a difference from January 2017 to November 2018 of Democrat numbers decreasing by 2,017. Republicans increased by 940, Independents by 51 and Libertarians by 39.

A longer version of this story published in the Nov. 2, 2018, print edition.