Jacksonville, FL Voting


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Jacksonville, FL is a large city located in northeastern Florida. It is home to an active political climate with state legislators, mayors, and council members representing the diverse population of the city. Jacksonville is known for its passionate citizens that are engaged in shaping their community through voting and actively participating in local politics. Many high-profile candidates have been elected to represent the city from both major parties over the years, who work together to bring positive change and growth to Jacksonville. The city’s residents have also been active in fighting for greater economic opportunity for all citizens, innovative solutions to problems such as poverty and crime, and a truly representative government system. In short, Jacksonville holds many opportunities for those interested in making a difference through politics.

The political climate in Jacksonville, FL is leaning liberal.

Duval County, FL is leaning liberal. In Duval County, FL 51.1% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 47.3% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.6% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Duval county flipped Democratic, 51.1% to 47.3%.
Duval county flipped Democratic after voting Republican in the previous five Presidential elections.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Jacksonville, FL is leaning liberal.

Duval County, Florida is leaning liberal.

Jacksonville Metro Area is somewhat 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.

Jacksonville, Florida: R R r r r d

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 Jacksonville, FL

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 23,816 contributions totaling $3,932,913 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $165 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 11,338 contributions totaling $8,390,766 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $740 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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I moved from a small town in Ohio around four years ago, I was 24 years old. Now, at 28, my outlook about living here has changed. I have came to the conclusion, that,  More

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I’ve lived in Jacksonville for 12+ years(but visited on and off much longer). There’s things I love and things I hate and just like any place there are pros and cons.  More

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We have been investigating Jax for a while. It looks like the Southside, Baymeadows and the further East you get is great. Any thoughts on moving to those areas, pretty  More

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