The small town of Yetter, IA is home to a diverse community of people from different backgrounds and cultures. Despite its size, the residents of Yetter take their civic duties seriously and remain actively involved in local politics. Elections for the City Council and Mayor take place every four years in the town and all citizens are encouraged to participate. During each election season, locals come together to discuss the issues that matter most to them as well as the candidates running for office. Issues like public safety, education, infrastructure, economic development, environmental protection, and other local issues are heavily debated during these elections. Political engagement is seen as a way for citizens to express their opinions on how decisions made by elected officials will affect their community for years to come. Through elections, Yetter's residents can ensure that their voices are heard and that their needs are taken into consideration when important decisions are being made about the future of their town.
The political climate in Yetter, IA is very conservative.
Calhoun County, IA is very conservative. In Calhoun County, IA 28.0% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 70.2% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.9% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Calhoun county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 70.2% to 28.0%.
Calhoun county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.
The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index
Yetter, IA is very conservative.
Calhoun County, Iowa is very conservative.
Iowa 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.
Yetter, Iowa: 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 Yetter, IA
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 2 contributions totaling $600 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $300 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 1 contributions totaling $50 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $50 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)