Politics in Whitingham, VT 05361 are largely driven by a small town focus on local issues. The town has an elected Selectboard that is responsible for handling matters related to the budget, zoning regulations, and other important topics of local governance. Elections for local offices typically draw low turnout, but residents take these races very seriously as their decisions can have a major impact on the small community. Candidates for office often focus on issues such as preserving the rural character of the town, increasing access to recreational activities, and finding ways to increase economic development and job opportunities. Whitingham's political landscape is largely dominated by grassroots efforts and there are few if any statewide or national candidates that are indicative of the town's politics.
The Political Climate in Zip 05361 (Whitingham, VT) is Moderately liberal.
Windham County, VT is Very liberal. In Windham County, VT 72.1% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 24.7% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 3.2% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Windham county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 72.1% to 24.7%.
Windham county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Zip 05361 (Whitingham, VT) is Moderately liberal
Whitingham, Vermont is Moderately liberal.
Windham County, Vermont is Very liberal.
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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.
Whitingham, Vermont: 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.
Hereï¿½s the VoteWord for Iowa ï¿½ 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 05361 (Whitingham)
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 93 contributions totaling $4,538 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $49 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 0 contributions totaling $0 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $0 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)