Underhill, VT is a small town located in Chittenden County with a population of about 3,200 people. The local politics are largely driven by the Town Meeting Day which takes place annually in March on the Tuesday following the first Monday of the month. During this event, citizens come together to discuss and debate important issues and vote on issues such as budgets, ordinances, and policies. Additionally, the town has an elected Selectboard that meets monthly to discuss and decide on various administrative matters. Furthermore, Underhill holds an annual election for two positions on the Selectboard and any other important offices or ballot items for consideration. Local candidates running for office are dedicated to improving the quality of life for all residents by advocating for housing affordability, environmental protection, fiscal responsibility, and public safety initiatives. With a commitment to offering genuine representation for all citizens of Underhill alike, local political candidates strive to make sure that everyone's voice is heard in town hall meetings.
The political climate in Underhill, VT is somewhat liberal.
Chittenden County, VT is very liberal. In Chittenden County, VT 75.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 21.2% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 3.0% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Chittenden county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 75.8% to 21.2%.
Chittenden county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.
The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index
Underhill, VT is somewhat liberal.
Chittenden County, Vermont is very liberal.
Burlington-South Burlington Metro Area 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.
Underhill, Vermont: 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 Underhill, VT
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 708 contributions totaling $54,818 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $77 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 27 contributions totaling $3,153 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $117 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)