As the November election nears Northeast Oklahoma is seeing a surge in new voters.
From January first to today there have been more than 17 thousand new voters in Ottawa County. Of that, four thousand of them are ages 18 to 21.
Ottawa County election officials say that’s thousands more than the 14 thousand new voters in 2017. Statewide nearly 2.1 million voters have registered since the end of September.
Oklahoma election officials say 2018 marks a long term trend of increasing percentage of Republican and independent voters. Today was the last day people could register to vote for the upcoming November election in the state of Oklahoma.