Frankfort, KY Voting


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Frankfort, KY is the state capital of Kentucky and has a rich political history. It is home to the seat of government, as well as the governor’s mansion. Local politics are an important part of life in Frankfort, with many people involved in helping shape public policy at both the state and local level. The Mayor of Frankfort is chosen by voters every four years, with the most recent election taking place in 2018. The City Commission consists of eight members elected from each ward within the city. They meet on a bi-monthly basis to discuss and debate issues that affect Frankfort citizens. The Kentucky General Assembly meets regularly for legislative sessions to pass laws on behalf of all Kentuckians. Other important political figures include judges, county attorneys, magistrates, and constables. All these positions require a significant investment by residents in order to keep Frankfort running smoothly and efficiently.

The political climate in Frankfort, KY is leaning liberal.

Franklin County, KY is leaning conservative. In Franklin County, KY 48.5% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 49.5% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.0% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Franklin county remained narrowly Republican, 49.5% to 48.5%.
Franklin county voted Republican in 2020, 2016, 2008 and 2004, and Democratic in 2012 and 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Frankfort, KY is leaning liberal.

Franklin County, Kentucky is leaning conservative.

Frankfort Metro Area is somewhat conservative.

Kentucky is strongly 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.

Frankfort, Kentucky: d r r d 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 Frankfort, KY

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 2,042 contributions totaling $547,233 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $268 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 838 contributions totaling $1,088,183 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $1,299 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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I was born here at Kings Daughter Hospital. I still have family members living here. Although I haven't lived here in years, I knew the place well and keep up with  More

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I've lived here for 15 years. Almost all the restaurants are fast food. State government is the dominant workforce and does not pay well, so many businesses open only  More

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