Interactives: Voter Turnout in State Strongest Since 2004

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Oklahoma’s voter turnout in the presidential election was higher percentage-wise than it has been since 2004, with at least 60 percent of registered voters casting ballots in the race in all but three counties.

The total preliminary voter turnout was 67.3 percent, slightly higher than the 67.0 percentage in 2012. A preliminary total of 1,451,056 ballots were cast in the presidential election. (The turnout measure typically is based on the total number of votes cast in the top-ticket race.)

The following map shows voter turnout percentages in the presidential election by county. The two other charts trace voter turnout and registrations in presidential election years going back to 1960.

A footnote on the presidential race: The Oklahoma State Election reports that the number of “undervotes” in the presidential race – ballots without a candidate marked – was about twice as many as the number in 2012. That’s likely because many voters were unhappy with the choices and chose not to vote for any presidential candidate. Total undervotes was 15,916, compared with 8,161 in 2012, said Bryan Dean, of the election board. Note, however, that more ballots were cast in the presidential election than in any other statewide “down-ballot” race, which is common.