Hillsborough, NH Voting


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Hillsborough is a county located in the state of New Hampshire and is made up of several towns and cities. The area is governed by elected officials who serve on the Hillsborough County Commission, which is responsible for making decisions on matters that affect the county as a whole. Elections for these positions are held every two years and include positions such as County Commissioner, State Representative, and Sheriff. In order to be elected, candidates must put their name forward and win the majority of votes in an election. The local politics in Hillsborough County are passionate, with many candidates fervently campaigning for their cause amongst the population. It is important to engage with local elections in order to ensure that your voice is heard when it comes to decisions impacting your area.

The political climate in Hillsborough County, NH is leaning liberal.

In Hillsborough County, NH 52.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 45.2% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.0% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Hillsborough county flipped moderately Democratic, 52.8% to 45.2%.
Hillsborough county flipped Democratic in the most recent Presidential election (2000, 2004 and 2016 went Republican).

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Hillsborough County, NH is leaning liberal.

Manchester-Nashua Metro Area is leaning liberal.

New Hampshire 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.

Hillsborough, New Hampshire: r r d d r 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 Hillsborough County, NH

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 29,303 contributions totaling $2,804,878 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $96 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 8,733 contributions totaling $2,728,540 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $312 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Politics Voting
Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Politics Voting
Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Politics Voting History