The Barre, VT Metro Area is an area that is full of rich political history and active political engagement. Located in the central region of Vermont, it has a population of over 16,000 people and serves as the county seat for Washington County. The metro area is home to many politically engaged citizens who actively participate in local government decisions. There are various opportunities to get involved in politics in the Barre Metro Area ranging from volunteering at local campaigns to attending town hall meetings. Residents have opportunities to attend events hosted by local politicians, become informed about issues facing their community and advocate for their interests. There are also many resources available such as voter registration information, public forums, and election information. Local organizations like the League of Women Voters provide members with valuable information on how they can become politically active within their communities. Ultimately, the Barre Metro Area has a vibrant political atmosphere that encourages participation and civic engagement from all members of the community.
The Political Climate in Barre Metro Area is Very liberal.
In Barre Metro Area 71.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 25.3% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 3.4% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, the Barre metro area remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 71.3% to 25.3%.
The Barre metro area voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Barre 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.
Barre, 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 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.
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 four elections.
Individual Campaign Contributions in Barre Metro Area
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 15,920 contributions totaling $1,084,627 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $68 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 461 contributions totaling $132,732 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $288 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)