Voltaire, KS Voting


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Voltaire, KS is a small town with a population of just over 1,000 people. Despite its size, the politics in Voltaire are still an important part of life in the town. The local government is led by a mayor and four council members who serve on the city council. Together, they work to ensure that the needs of all residents are met and that Voltaire remains a safe and prosperous community. They make decisions regarding public services, infrastructure projects, economic development initiatives, and other matters related to the welfare of Voltaire's citizens. Many local political candidates run for office in Voltaire each year, providing residents with an opportunity to select their local representatives and be involved in politics at the local level. These candidates represent their constituents’ interests during their campaigns and after they are elected, ensuring that Voltaire remains a great place to live for all its citizens.

The political climate in Voltaire, KS is very conservative.

Sherman County, KS is very conservative. In Sherman County, KS 14.5% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 83.2% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.3% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Sherman county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 83.2% to 14.5%.
Sherman county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Voltaire, KS is very conservative.

Sherman County, Kansas is very conservative.

Kansas 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.

Voltaire, Kansas: 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 Voltaire, KS

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 26 contributions totaling $1,490 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $57 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 83 contributions totaling $15,460 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $186 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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