Middlebury, IN Voting


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Middlebury, IN is a small town located in Elkhart County, and is home to about 2,500 people. Political activity in Middlebury is fairly low-key. Local government decisions are usually made by the Town Council, which consists of five elected members who are chosen at large by the citizens of Middlebury every four years. The Town Council sets policy and makes regulations concerning things such as taxes, garbage collection, street maintenance, zoning issues, and parks and recreation. Issues that require further discussion or higher-level decisions can be sent to the Elkhart County Commissioners for further consideration. The town also regularly hosts political forums during election season that allow local residents to meet and hear from candidates running for office. While there are no local political candidates for Middlebury specifically, residents are encouraged to stay informed on state and national politics in order to make an informed decision when it comes time to vote.

The political climate in Middlebury, IN is strongly conservative.

Elkhart County, IN is strongly conservative. In Elkhart County, IN 35.0% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 62.9% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.1% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Elkhart county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 62.9% to 35.0%.
Elkhart county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Middlebury, IN is strongly conservative.

Elkhart County, Indiana is strongly conservative.

Elkhart-Goshen Metro Area is strongly conservative.

Indiana is somewhat 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.

Middlebury, Indiana: 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 Middlebury, IN

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 134 contributions totaling $16,860 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $126 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 398 contributions totaling $180,962 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $455 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Elkhart County, Indiana Politics Voting
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