Zip 06371 (Old Lyme, CT) Voting


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The town of Old Lyme, Connecticut, located in the zip code 06371, is an historical and vibrant community. The town was founded in 1667 and has since developed into a thriving residential area for families, business owners, and vacationers alike. In terms of politics, Old Lyme is part of the larger 44th district of Connecticut which includes a range of towns along the shoreline. In addition to being represented at the state level by Senator Norm Needleman (D) and Representative Devin Carney (R), Old Lyme also has its own local elected officials responsible for specific issues facing the town. These include First Selectman Bonnie Reemsnyder (D), who is responsible for overseeing all aspects of government in Old Lyme; Town Clerk Patricia O’Brien (R), who handles records related to vital statistics and elections; Treasurer Jennifer Woodford-Luce (U); Planning & Zoning Commission Chairperson Patrice Sanguinetto (R); Board of Education Chairperson Dina Grillo (D); and Tax Collector Edward C. Meehan (R). Together, these representatives form the backbone of Old Lyme's political scene.

The political climate in Zip 06371 (Old Lyme, CT) is leaning liberal.

New London County, CT is somewhat liberal. In New London County, CT 56.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 40.9% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.2% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, New London county remained very strongly Democratic, 56.9% to 40.9%.
New London county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.


The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Zip 06371 (Old Lyme, CT) is leaning liberal.


Old Lyme, Connecticut is leaning liberal.

New London County, Connecticut is somewhat liberal.

Norwich-New London Metro Area is somewhat liberal.

Connecticut is moderately liberal.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.
VoteWord™

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Old Lyme, Connecticut: 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 zip 06371 (Old Lyme)

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 2,521 contributions totaling $1,001,810 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $397 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 218 contributions totaling $180,629 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $829 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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