During Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s get-out-the-vote campaign in 1952, the organization introduced the Votemobile, a truck with sound reinforcement equipment installed that toured the state, spotlighting the dates for registration and voting. The story attracted nationwide attention after the Votemobile debuted in a ceremony on the south steps of the Oklahoma State Capitol on May 26, 1952. After the ceremony, Gov. Johnston Murray pushed the red, white and blue vehicle a few feet, officially launching the campaign. With the launch of the Votemobile, Buck Garvin, southeast district insurance fieldman, temporarily left his duties to pilot the Votemobile on its statewide tour. His helper on the tour was Leon Moore, a student at Northeastern State College in Tahlequah.