For the Rogers County Branch of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, the outcome of the upcoming election is not set in stone.
Their goal is to turn Rogers County, a typically Republican stronghold, purple. And they are jumping into action from their new location in the heart of downtown Claremore.
The office, located at 106 S. Cherokee Ave., is a headquarters for folks who want to volunteer, get their absentee ballots notarized, pick up political signs and learn more about the Democratic candidates who are challenging incumbents for long-held Republican seats.
Many local Democrats had a hand in shaping the office space and getting it ready for the public in time for election season.
Volunteers are on hand to help visitors Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Ballots can be notarized on weekdays between 2 and 6 p.m.
“We have yard signs for all Democratic challengers for offices including President, US Senator, US Congressional District 2, State Senate District 3, and State House District 23,” said Rogers County Democrats Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator Susan Raasch.
“The Rogers County Democrats have developed a brochure that we are handing out, summarizing why we are Democrats. It answers many frequently asked questions on policy and platform,” Raasch said. “Our volunteers also willingly answer questions of anyone who stops by the office.”
Rogers County Democrats Chair and candidate for House District 23 Susan Young said, “Our office is open and we have plenty of Democratic candidate signs and literature, plus beautiful masks for sale! Come by, talk to our volunteers, pick up a sign, and leave a donation if you can!”