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Democrats Outnumber Republicans in Burlington

When it comes to party enrollment, how does Burlington compare to other communities?

 

As we get ready to vote in tomorrow's primary, Patch takes a look at the numbers of Democrats and Republicans in Massachusetts.

We looked at current voter registration numbers compiled by the Massachusetts Secretary of State in February of this year, just before the March 6 presidential primaries to find out how voters lean in Burlington and other communities.

According to the data, 30.3 percent of Burlington's voters are registered Democrats, compared to just 11 percent registered Republicans. 

While that's nearly a 3 to 1 margin, there are more unenrolled voters than either group, comprising 58.3 percent of the town's registered voters. 

It isn't all that unusual: in Massachusetts as a whole, unenrolled voters represent the largest chunk. 52.2 percent of voters across Massachusetts aren't registered with a political party.

See how Burlington's numbers compare to communities nearby:

Town Total voters Democrat (% total) Republican (% total) Green-Rainbow (% total) Unenrolled (% total) Arlington 28,941 13,641 (47.1%) 2128 (7.3%) 40 (0.1%) 13,039 (54%) Boston 352,112 194,673 (55.2%) 23,722 (6.7%) 536 (0.1%) 131,726 (37.4%) Burlington 16,440 4984 (30.3%) 1810 (11%) 9 (.05%)

9,587 (58.3%)

Cambridge 61,298 35,785 (58.3%) 2842 (4.6%) 223 (0.4%) 22,162 (36.1%) Chelsea 12,827 6969 (54.3%) 796 (6.2%) 11 (0.08%) 4983 (38.8%) Everett 18,591 9447 (50.8%) 960 (5.1%) 13 (0.07%) 8082 (43.4%) Lynnfield 9069 1946 (21.4%) 1765 (19.4%) 3 (0.03%) 5319 (58.6%) Malden 28,927 12,963 (44.8%) 1773 (6.1%) 35 (0.1%) 14,023 (48.4%) Medford 34,773 15,738 (45.3%) 2,493 (7.1%) 49 (0.1%) 16,348 (47%) Melrose 18,720 6623 (35.3%) 2207 (11.7%) 11 (0.06%) 9796 (52.3%) Reading 16,989 5279 (31%) 2710 (15.9%) 10 (0.06%) 8919 (52.5%) Revere 24,410 11,829 (48.4%) 1855 (7.6%) 17 (0.04%) 10,617 (43.4%) Saugus 17,295 5857 (33.8%) 1718 (9.9%) 11 (0.06%) 9636 (55.7%) Somerville 43,632 23,553 (53.9%) 1967 (4.5%) 140 (0.3%) 17,776 (40.7%) Stoneham 14,678 4916 (33.4%) 1609 (10.9%) 11 (0.07%) 8079 (55%) Wakefield 16,501 5123 (31%) 2037 (12.3%) 13 (0.07%) 9245 (56%) Winchester 14,820 4493 (30.3%) 2146 (14.4%) 10 (0.06%) 8123 (54.8%) Winthrop 11,133 4553 (40.8%) 951 (8.5%) 10 (0.09%) 5583 (50.1%) Woburn 24,648 9041 (18.2%) 2610 (10.5%) 14 (0.05%) 12,853 (52.1%) Massachusetts 4,111,128 1,475,879 (35.9%) 466,431 (11.35%) 5103 (0.12%) 2,145,108 (52.2%)
joanne frustaci September 05, 2012 at 11:30 AM
Dems, please join endorsers Joe Impemba, Lucy and Roland Damiani Bill Beyer, Jack kelly, Paul Raymond, Joanne Frustaci, Janet and Brian OConnell, Ruth Kessler, Jon Sachs,Dem State Comm mbr. Tom Larkin, etc. in a write-in vote for Ken Gordon, 1 Short St. Bedford. He is a qualified, competent, independent Dem candidate for State Rep. Primary is Thurs. Sept. 6. Thank you. Joanne Frustaci, Town Meeting member p.3 (For info on issues, visit kenforstaterep.com)
Charlie Shapiro September 05, 2012 at 12:31 PM
From: Charlie Shapiro, Democrat for Governor's Council. TO: Democrats and independents (unenrolled) taking a Democratic ballot: In most elections the Governor's Council race is overlooked. On the ballot it's simply called "Councillor". Many are not aware what it is, or what it means. Typically over 50% of voters just leave it blank. This year, however, you have a chance to improve this little known body which is the elected citizen voice into the Governor's choices for judges, parole board, and a whole host of other appointed positions. Please take a moment to visit www.voteshapiro.org and learn more. There's additional info on www.facebook.com/voteshapiro. I would greatly appreciate your vote Thursday and will work hard on your behalf if honored with the position. Thank you. Charlie Shapiro Democrat for Governor's Council Charlie@voteshapiro.org On the ballot in Burlington and 31 other communities.

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