Zip 04473 (Orono, ME) Voting


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Orono, ME (04473) is a small town in the state of Maine. It is home to the University of Maine and many students who are actively involved in politics. Orono residents have an active voice in local politics and enjoy participating in elections. The town is serviced by several elected officials including the mayor, city councilors, and school board members who all work together to ensure that their community continues to thrive. Residents value civic engagement, with volunteerism being very popular among the student population as well as other citizens. Orono prides itself on its commitment to forward-thinking public policy while respecting its rural roots and preserving its natural areas. The citizens of Orono look forward to continuing their engagement in local politics for years to come.

The political climate in Zip 04473 (Orono, ME) is leaning conservative.

Penobscot County, ME is somewhat conservative. In Penobscot County, ME 44.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 52.6% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 3.2% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Penobscot county remained moderately Republican, 52.6% to 44.2%.
Penobscot county voted Republican again in 2020, after voting Democratic in 2012, 2008, and 2004.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Zip 04473 (Orono, ME) is leaning conservative.

Orono, Maine is leaning conservative.

Penobscot County, Maine is somewhat conservative.

Bangor Metro Area is somewhat conservative.

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.

Orono, Maine: r d d d 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 zip 04473 (Orono)

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 1,389 contributions totaling $120,184 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $87 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 124 contributions totaling $17,325 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $140 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Penobscot County, Maine Politics Voting
Penobscot County, Maine Politics Voting
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