Schuylkill County, PA Voting


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Schuylkill County in Pennsylvania is governed by a board of commissioners, with three members elected from each of the three districts. The county also has an executive branch which is headed by a county executive and is responsible for the daily operation of government. The executive branch includes departments such as Public Safety, Human Services, Health and Planning, Finance and Administration. Local elections for county officials are held every four years and feature candidates from both major political parties. There are also numerous other organizations that work to ensure effective representation within the county. All candidates must meet certain qualifications to run for office and must be approved by the Board of Commissioners before taking office. All government services in Schuylkill County are provided in order to maintain a high quality of life for its citizens, and politics plays an important role in this effort.

The political climate in Schuylkill County, PA is very conservative.

In Schuylkill County, PA 29.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 69.1% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.6% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Schuylkill county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 69.1% to 29.3%.
Schuylkill county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Schuylkill County, PA is very conservative.

Pottsville Metro Area is very conservative.

Pennsylvania 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.

Schuylkill, Pennsylvania: 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 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 Schuylkill County, PA

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 1,930 contributions totaling $129,429 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $67 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,072 contributions totaling $388,009 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $362 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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