Tulsa, OK Voting


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Tulsa, Oklahoma is the second largest city in the state and it is a vibrant political hub. The city is home to many different local and state representatives who are democratically elected by citizens. At the local level, Tulsans elect a mayor, nine city councilors, a treasurer, and an auditor. Additionally, they elect two state senators and five representatives to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. These officials all work hard to ensure that Tulsa has access to quality services such as education, infrastructure, housing programs, health care resources and more. The citizens of Tulsa also take part in important public policy decisions by voting in elections or attending meetings with their elected officials. With so many opportunities for civic engagement in Tulsa politics, its citizens have an active say in shaping the way their city develops into the future.

The political climate in Tulsa, OK is leaning conservative.

Tulsa County, OK is somewhat conservative. In Tulsa County, OK 40.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 56.5% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.7% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Tulsa county remained very strongly Republican, 56.5% to 40.9%.
Tulsa county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Tulsa, OK is leaning conservative.

Tulsa County, Oklahoma is somewhat conservative.

Tulsa Metro Area is strongly conservative.

Oklahoma is very conservative.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Tulsa, Oklahoma: R R R R R R

How It Works:
Here at BestPlaces, we were looking at the voting patterns since the 2000 election and realized that we could express the results of each election as one letter. R if the Republican Party candidate won, D if the Democratic Party candidate won and I if the Independent Party candidate won. The six elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) would be expressed as six-letter word (R R D R R).

Then we went a little further and added the dimension of magnitude. If the difference of victory was greater than 10 percent, the letter is upper case, and lower case if the difference was less than 10 percent. This allows us to see interesting voting patterns at just a glance.

Here's the VoteWord for Iowa d r d d r. In the last six elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican Party candidate in 2016 and 2020 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d D) has voted for the Democratic Party in the last three elections.

Individual Campaign Contributions in Tulsa, OK

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 22,518 contributions totaling $3,687,183 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $164 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 13,493 contributions totaling $18,306,996 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $1,357 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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I have lived in Tulsa, OK since 2004 meanwhile raising a family and having career modifications, etc. Additionally, I have lived in Florida, Texas, and Nebraska; I have  More

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Over 4 years ago

Nice enough but not welcoming to "outsiders". Tulsa has the slowness of the south but without the hospitality. Honestly there is no reason to make this a permanent  More

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Over 4 years ago

The good, is that many people are outwardly warm-hearted, and will go out of their way to help. but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they want to be your friend or  More

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