Elgin, Illinois 

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Politics & Voting in Elgin, Illinois

The Political Climate in Elgin, IL is Leaning liberal.

Kane County, IL is Leaning liberal. In Kane County, IL 51.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 41.4% voted Republican, and the remaining 6.7% voted Independent.

Kane county voted Democratic in the last three Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004.
In the last Presidential election, Kane county remained strongly Democratic, 51.9% to 41.4%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Elgin, IL is Leaning liberal

Kane County, Illinois is Leaning liberal.

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area is Moderately liberal.

Illinois is Moderately liberal.

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.
VoteWord™

Displaying 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Elgin, Illinois: R R D d 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 candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The five elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) would be expressed as five-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 five elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican candidate in 2016 after voting Democratic in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly Democratic in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Elgin, IL

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 16,364 contributions totaling $1,369,997 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $84 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 3,242 contributions totaling $922,860 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $285 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING
KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING
KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Elgin    9 Reviews
    A nice small city with lots to offer - 3/24/2015
    When I first moved to Elgin 2 years ago I did not like it. I lived in a mobile home park near the river and highway 90 in a senior community that over prices it's lot... Read More

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    Lived in Elgin, IL since 1994 - 9/5/2013
    Hi, as a way of updating the post for Elgin and providing a rebuttal for some of the negative reviews, I've decided to post on this board. I've lived in Elgin since... Read More

    My Town... Elgin [: - 3/11/2010
    I have lived in Elgin my whole life and it is very sad to read these comments about my town.... I'm a senior at South Elgin High School and I will be graduating this... Read More


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