Great Barrington, MA Voting


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Great Barrington, MA is a small town in the Berkshires with a rich history. Its politics are rooted in tradition and community collaboration, reflected in its local government. The town is run by an elected Board of Selectmen who work together to prioritize local initiatives. They provide leadership and guidance on matters such as budgets, public safety, and infrastructure projects. The Town Meeting also plays an important role in governing the town and making decisions about appropriations for services provided to residents. Local volunteers serve as precinct wardens to ensure that all citizens have their voices heard during elections. Great Barrington's commitment to citizen engagement ensures that its politics remain firmly grounded in the community's values and interests.

The political climate in Great Barrington, MA is moderately liberal.

Berkshire County, MA is very liberal. In Berkshire County, MA 72.4% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 25.3% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.3% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Berkshire county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 72.4% to 25.3%.
Berkshire county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Great Barrington, MA is moderately liberal.

Berkshire County, Massachusetts is very liberal.

Pittsfield Metro Area is very liberal.

Massachusetts is very liberal.

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.

Great Barrington, Massachusetts: D D D 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 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 Great Barrington, MA

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 14,464 contributions totaling $1,203,748 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $83 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 451 contributions totaling $110,560 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $245 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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