Zip 05860 (Orleans, VT) Voting


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The small town of Orleans, VT (zip code 05860) is located in the northwestern corner of Vermont. The town is home to a variety of different cultural and political influences, making it both unique and diverse. Despite its small size, Orleans plays an active part in local politics. At the most basic level, Orleans is governed by the Orleans Town Select Board through a variety of commissions and committees. The citizens of Orleans can directly participate in their local government via these various bodies and have a say in how their community operates. Additionally, Orleans participates in state elections each year to determine who will represent them at the state level. Overall, local politics in Orleans are highly participatory and dynamic; from the individual citizens to the elected officials, everyone has a voice when it comes to making decisions for their town.

The political climate in Zip 05860 (Orleans, VT) is leaning conservative.

Orleans County, VT is leaning liberal. In Orleans County, VT 50.7% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 46.2% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 3.1% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Orleans county remained Democratic, 50.7% to 46.2%.
Orleans county voted Democratic in the last five Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Zip 05860 (Orleans, VT) is leaning conservative.

Orleans, Vermont is leaning conservative.

Orleans County, Vermont is leaning liberal.

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Vermont 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.

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

Orleans, Vermont: r 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 05860 (Orleans)

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 3 contributions totaling $243 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $81 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 3 contributions totaling $225 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $75 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Orleans County, Vermont Politics Voting
Orleans County, Vermont Politics Voting
Orleans County, Vermont Politics Voting History