Elmira, MI Voting


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Elmira, Michigan is a small community located in the northern part of the state. It has a long history of being involved in politics and supporting strong local leadership. Elmira residents are proud to be represented by elected officials who have deep roots in the community and understand their needs. The local government is responsible for providing quality services to its citizens, such as infrastructure improvements, public safety, and economic development. Elmira's representatives in Lansing are also active in supporting issues that positively impact the region. Additionally, many political campaigns often make stops in Elmira while canvassing for support or gathering signatures for ballot initiatives. Through voting and engaging with their local elected officials, Elmira's citizens make an effort to ensure that their voices are heard on matters of legislation and policy both within their city limits and beyond.

The political climate in Elmira, MI is strongly conservative.

Otsego County, MI is very conservative. In Otsego County, MI 32.1% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 66.2% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.7% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Otsego county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 66.2% to 32.1%.
Otsego county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Elmira, MI is strongly conservative.

Otsego County, Michigan is very conservative.

Michigan is leaning 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.

Elmira, Michigan: 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 Elmira, MI

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 375 contributions totaling $16,958 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $45 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 172 contributions totaling $47,918 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $279 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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