Allow Young Oklahomans to Pre-Register to Vote

Young Oklahomans (ages 18-29) vote less often than any other age group, and at among the lowest rates in the nation. SB 349 (Sen. David Holt – R. Oklahoma City) aims to boost voter turnout by young Oklahomans by allowing for 16 and 17-year olds who will turn 18 by the time of the next election to pre-register to vote.

Where Things Stand (as of 3/1/17)

SB 349 failed to pass the Senate Rules committee on Wednesday, March 1st and is dead for the remainder of the session. 

Talking Points

  • SB 349 would  allow for voter registration at already established points of contact for young people, such as during civics classes or when going to get a driver’s license.
  • An engaged and active electorate is critical to the health of our democracy. 
  • SB 349 would allow for young voters to become familiar with the process before turning 18, allowing them to make informed, calculated decisions. 
  • This is a non-partisan measure that will increase voter turnout across the board. 

You can look up your Senator and Representative here, call the House switchboard at 405-521-2711, and call the Senate switchboard at 405-524-0126.

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