Friday, January 18, 2013

Voter Registration Growth by Party

This addition to the's voter registration map series shows growth as a percentage in each county per political party.

Percentages for Republicans grew in 75 of 77 counties, coming short of positive growth only in Adair (-0.09%) and Oklahoma (-0.21%) counties. Marshall County Republicans grew by 3.77%, the largest percentage in the state.

Democrats had a terrible year, growing in percentage only in Adair County (+0.12%). Marshall County was the worst, coming in at a loss of 4.45%. Far western and southern Oklahoma is where the brunt of loss came for the Democratic Party.

Independents grew at a slow rate, dropping in percentage in Adair County (-0.03%), but gaining in the rest of the state. Ottawa County had the greatest percentage jump, at 1.39%.