Zip 48917 (Waverly, MI) Voting


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In 48917 Waverly, MI, politics is an important part of the community. The area is represented by several elected officials, including representatives at the state and federal level. At the local level, voters in 48917 Waverly have the opportunity to choose between different candidates during municipal elections for mayor, city council, school board members, and other offices. Every election cycle brings new challenges and opportunities for residents to become involved in the political process. Voters can participate by attending local town halls and debates, volunteering on campaigns, and educating themselves on issues that impact their lives. Local elections are an integral part of democracy in 48917 Waverly and provide a platform for citizens to make their voices heard.

The political climate in Zip 48917 (Waverly, MI) is leaning liberal.

Eaton County, MI is leaning conservative. In Eaton County, MI 48.7% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 49.4% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.9% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Eaton county remained narrowly Republican, 49.4% to 48.7%.
Eaton county voted Republican in four of the six previous Presidential elections (2008 and 2012 went Democratic).

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Zip 48917 (Waverly, MI) is leaning liberal.

Waverly, Michigan is leaning liberal.

Eaton County, Michigan is leaning conservative.

Lansing-East Lansing Metro Area is moderately liberal.

Michigan is leaning 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.

Waverly, Michigan: r r 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 48917 (Waverly)

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 1,908 contributions totaling $213,383 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $112 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 440 contributions totaling $82,182 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $187 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Eaton County, Michigan Politics Voting
Eaton County, Michigan Politics Voting
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