VPAP’s New Infographic Map

Brent Finnegan -- June 4th, 2010

The Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP) recently unveiled a voting trend visualization tool. It’s cool in a very nerdy, Nate Silver-y infographic sort of way. It has the “traditional” red-blue map by municipality, but allows users to drill down into precincts.

Perhaps most interesting is the voter turnout map. According to that map, voter turnout in Rockingham County was greater than two percent above state average, while turnout in Harrisonburg was less than two percent below the state average for both the 2008 and 2009 elections.

Rockingham Harrisonburg voter turnout

You can also see that three of the five precincts went from “strongly Democratic” to “strongly Republican” between 2008 and 2009.

2008 Presidential

2008 Gubernatorial Election

2 Responses to “VPAP’s New Infographic Map”

  1. Speak Truth says:

    dang, Harrisonburg folks need to get out there and rock the vote.

  2. Mike says:

    Little known fact, the 26th House of Delegate district is split almost evenly between the city and the county. traditionally the county has turned out much higher than the city. If this trend reversed the seat would go from safe R to safe D.

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