Zip 02472 (Watertown Town, MA) Voting


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Watertown Town, MA 02472 is a vibrant community located in Middlesex County. The town is governed by a five-member Board of Selectmen who are elected on an at-large basis for three year terms. The Board of Selectmen is responsible for the management, direction, and general supervision of all municipal services including public works, fire protection, police services, and recreation programs. Watertown also has an active school committee which oversees the local schools and works to ensure that students receive a quality education. Other local boards and committees such as a Conservation Commission, Council on Aging, Historic District Commission, Recreation Advisory Board, and Zoning Board of Appeals also provide vital services to the community. Watertown Town prides itself on its strong commitment to civic engagement and participation in local politics is encouraged by many residents.

The political climate in Zip 02472 (Watertown Town, MA) is strongly liberal.

Middlesex County, MA is very liberal. In Middlesex County, MA 71.5% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 26.3% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.2% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Middlesex county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 71.5% to 26.3%.
Middlesex county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.


The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Zip 02472 (Watertown Town, MA) is strongly liberal.


Watertown Town, Massachusetts is strongly liberal.

Middlesex County, Massachusetts is very liberal.

Boston-Cambridge-Newton Metro Area is very 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.

Watertown 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 02472 (Watertown Town)

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 7,887 contributions totaling $842,249 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $107 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 852 contributions totaling $160,499 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $188 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Politics Voting
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