Zip 02635 (Barnstable Town, MA) Voting


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The town of Barnstable, Massachusetts, located in zip code 02635, is governed by the Town Council of Barnstable. The council consists of seven elected members who are responsible for setting policy and making decisions on a wide range of local issues. The Mayor serves as the chief executive officer of the town and is elected directly by the residents every two years. The Town Clerk is appointed by the Town Council and is responsible for maintaining records and conducting elections. Local election campaigns typically focus on topics such as taxes, development, infrastructure spending, education reform and public safety. Additionally, presidential races are held every four years with local candidates vying for support from constituents in order to represent them at the national level. The political landscape in Barnstable is shaped by its diverse population and a strong sense of community built around traditional values and progressive ideas.

The political climate in Zip 02635 (Barnstable Town, MA) is somewhat liberal.

Barnstable County, MA is strongly liberal. In Barnstable County, MA 61.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 36.8% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.0% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Barnstable county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 61.2% to 36.8%.
Barnstable county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.


The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Zip 02635 (Barnstable Town, MA) is somewhat liberal.


Barnstable Town, Massachusetts is somewhat liberal.

Barnstable County, Massachusetts is strongly liberal.

Barnstable Town Metro Area is strongly liberal.

Massachusetts 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.
VoteWord™

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

Barnstable Town, Massachusetts: 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 02635 (Barnstable Town)

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 469 contributions totaling $94,215 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $201 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 122 contributions totaling $111,344 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $913 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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