This week he addresses the “really conservative but” voters who are registered Democratic:
“Conservative Oklahoma Democrats who want to have a voice in who the GOP presidential nominee will be should complete a change of registration form ASAP and mail it in. Oklahomans overwhelmingly voted Republican in the last presidential election -2008- even though the voter registration favors Democrats. It’s time those conservative Ds align with their convictions and re-register. Our country’s future is at stake.”
The last day to change your voter registration before the Presidential Primary on March 6 will be Feb. 10, 2012. This is also the last day you can register to vote in the Presidential Primary if you are not already registered to vote.
New voters who will have their 18th birthday between Feb. 11 and March 6 can still register and vote in the primary. Registration forms are available at tag agencies, most Post Offices, most libraries and at county election board offices.
A reminder that Oklahoma has “closed” primary elections. This means when you go to the polls to vote in a primary election you will only be given a ballot for the party you are registered with.
Unless three or more candidates have filed as an Independent, voters who register to vote as an Independent will not be able to vote in the Presidential Primary election in Oklahoma.
Every registered voter can vote for whomever they choose in the November General Election regardless of what party they are registered with.
These are the laws established in the Oklahoma State Constitution, and it is the rules we have to play by. They can only be changed if the State Legislature passes measures to allow the citizens of Oklahoma to vote on changing the Constitution, or if citizens are willing to grab a clipboard and collect thousands of signatures to allow the electorate to vote on changing the Constitution.