Cape Coral, FL Voting


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Cape Coral, Florida is a vibrant city with a diverse political landscape. The city government consists of elected officials who are responsible for making decisions that affect the local community. These positions include Mayor, City Council, and various other boards and committees that represent the interests of all residents in Cape Coral. The Mayor is elected every four years and has the primary responsibility of setting the overall direction for the city. The City Council is composed of seven members elected from single-member districts to represent their respective districts, and they have the power to pass ordinances and resolutions to govern local issues such as zoning regulations, infrastructure projects, and public safety measures. Additionally, there are several citizen boards and committees that address issues related to planning and development, environmental protection, parks and recreation, economic development, transportation services, and more. Despite the diversity of political views in Cape Coral, these elected officials work together to create policies that improve living conditions for all citizens.

The political climate in Cape Coral, FL is somewhat conservative.

Lee County, FL is moderately conservative. In Lee County, FL 39.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 59.1% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.0% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Lee county remained very strongly Republican, 59.1% to 39.9%.
Lee county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Cape Coral, FL is somewhat conservative.

Lee County, Florida is moderately conservative.

Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metro Area is moderately conservative.

Florida is leaning 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.

Cape Coral, Florida: 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 Cape Coral, FL

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 11,068 contributions totaling $438,234 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $40 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 2,673 contributions totaling $586,517 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $219 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Lee County, Florida Politics Voting
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95% of Cape Coral is a lifeless & soulless money-making area, yet the local hypocrisy goes as far as blaming every issue on the recent hurricane, which one has literally  More

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Over 6 years ago

I moved to the area from Bradenton/Sarasota area. Lived here since 2003. My youngest has been in day care all the way to a sophomore in high school now. Schools are  More

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Over 9 years ago

Growing community with lots of land.   More

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