Trying to prevent voter fraud in Oklahoma
October 20, 2008
Oklahoma legislators trying to prevent voter fraud in Oklahoma. While Oklahoma has not been the focus of voter fraud this election, there is concern over individuals voting multiple times in different Oklahoma precincts as well as forging voter registration cards this election year. Based on the 2004 and 2006 registration numbers, people are beginning to push for stricter voter identification at the polls. 
Oklahoma's voter identification cards are easily forged. In one precinct in Logan County during the 2004 election over 400 people were registered, and in 2006 only 18 of those voters returned to vote. This means less than four percent of the people who were registered in 2004 returned to vote in 2006, thus making it very difficult for people to recognize individuals voting in the precinct. For this reason, there is an effort to require identification in order to vote. These efforts have been encouraged by the recent Supreme Court decision in favor of an Indiana voter ID law.