Deadline to change party affiliation is March 31


Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - Oklahomans who want to change party affiliation, must submit their change no later than March 31 Sequoyah County Election Board Secretary Cindy Osborn said today.


Voters may change their party affiliation online using the OK Voter Portal at oklahoma.gov/elections/ovp or by completing a new Voter Registration Application.


Osborn reminds voters that no party changes are allowed between April 1 and August 31 during an even-numbered year. “If we receive your request after March 31, we are required by law to hold that request and process it in September,” Osborn said.


Oklahoma has three recognized parties: Democratic, 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 General Election.


Voter Registration Applications can be downloaded from the State Election Board website at oklahoma.gov/elections. Applications are also available at the Sequoyah County Election Board located at 110 E Creek Avenue in Sallisaw.


Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Questions? Contact the County Election Board at 918-775-2614 or Sequoyahcounty@elections.ok.gov.



KXMX Staff Writer


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