Mancelona Township, located in the northern part of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, is known for its natural beauty and close-knit community. While the township does not have an active government or mayor, its residents still take part in local politics. The township is served by a five-member Board of Trustees who are elected to two-year terms by the citizens of Mancelona. All five members serve without compensation and are responsible for various administrative tasks including budgeting, approving local contracts, and monitoring the progress of various projects. Through their work, these trustees strive to represent the best interests of all people in the township and ensure that each resident enjoys a high quality of life.
The Political Climate in Mancelona township, MI is Moderately conservative.
Antrim County, MI is Moderately conservative. In Antrim County, MI 37.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 61.0% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.7% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Antrim county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 61.0% to 37.3%.
Antrim county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Mancelona township, MI is Moderately conservative
Antrim County, Michigan is Moderately 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.
Mancelona township, 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.
Hereï¿½s the VoteWord for Iowa ï¿½ 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 Mancelona township, MI
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 365 contributions totaling $10,859 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $30 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 36 contributions totaling $5,768 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $160 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)