Voting and Elections

An overview of our work on Voting & Election Issues

Electoral participation is a cornerstone of our representative democracy. The vote allows citizens to participate in the political process and ensures that elected officials stay accountable to their constituents. Yet in Oklahoma we have seen low electoral participation and a group of candidates and elected officials who do not reflect the diversity of our population. OK Policy promotes reforms that would help repair our broken democracy by boosting voter turnout and electoral competition.

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David Blatt helped found OK Policy in 2008 and became the organization's Executive Director in 2010. David previously served as Director of Public Policy for Community Action Project of Tulsa County and as a budget analyst for the Oklahoma State Senate. He has a Ph.D. in political science from Cornell University and a B.A. from the University of Alberta. David has been selected as Political Scientist of the Year by the Oklahoma Political Science Association, Local Social Justice Champion by the Dan Allen Center for Social Justice, and Public Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers. He lives in Tulsa with his wife, Patty Hipsher, a special education teacher in Broken Arrow, and their son, Noah.