Hancock County, ME Voting


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Hancock County, Maine is a small rural county located in the northeastern corner of the state. The county has a population of approximately 54,000 people and consists of five townships: Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Brooklin, Deer Isle-Stonington and Southwest Harbor. The political landscape of Hancock County is largely influenced by both local and statewide politics. At the local level, Hancock County operates under a four-member Board of Commissioners who are responsible for setting policies for county operations. These commissioners are elected from districts within the county and serve four year terms with elections being held every two years. At the statewide level, Hancock County participates in both State Representative and Senatorial elections with representatives from each district represented in Augusta. Although there is no one particular party that has an overwhelming majority in Hancock County politics, many residents have tended to lean towards conservative candidates over more liberal ones in recent years.

The political climate in Hancock County, ME is somewhat liberal.

In Hancock County, ME 54.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 42.4% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.8% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Hancock county remained strongly Democratic, 54.8% to 42.4%.
Hancock county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Hancock County, ME is somewhat liberal.

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Maine is somewhat 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.

Hancock, Maine: 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 for the Democrat and I for the Independent. 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 Hancock County, ME

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 14,998 contributions totaling $878,304 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $59 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 924 contributions totaling $151,129 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $164 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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