March 31 is the deadline for voters who want to change their party affiliation.
Ashley Carnes, county election board secretary, said party changes are not allowed between April 1 through August 31 during an even-numbered year. She pointed out any requests received after March 31 will not be processed until September.
Oklahoma has three recognized parties: Democrat, Republican, and Libertarian. In Oklahoma, voters must be a registered member of a party in order to vote in that party’s primary election. Independents are permitted to participate in a primary election, only if a party officially requests its elections be opened to Independent voters. Currently, only the Democratic Party allows Independents to vote in its primary elections.
All registered voters, regardless of political affiliation, can vote for any candidate during a November 3 General Election.
Voter Registration Applications can be downloaded from the Oklahoma State Election Board website at:
Applications are also available at the Okmulgee County Election Board office located at 314 W. 7th Street, Room 102, Okmulgee from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For questions, contact the Okmulgee County Election Board at 918-756-2365 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.