Saturday, May 31, 2014

05.20.2014 Whatcom County Voter General Election Database: What Happened...

Under Construction 8:55 PM 5/31/2014 Technical Piece here.

What really happened  in the 2013 General Election? Why did so many voters either:

(a) not vote or
(b) not have their votes counted?

An original discussion of precincts with poor 2013 turnout is here. Let us examine some charts below the break. The charts below explicate five years of general election in Whatcom County for voters registered as of May 20,2014This means that we are looking at election turnout numbers only for those people currently registered to vote as of May 20th, 2014. As of May 20th, the voter database for Whatcom County stood a126283 registered voters. I present graphs with analysis. Click on these graphs to enlarge.
The first graph below maps precincts vs. votes counted for the general elections 2009 - 2013. Clearly 2010 and 2012 are the elections with the most votes counted. Now let's look at those votes not counted.

The contrast between the votes not counted in 2012 and 2013 could hardly be greater:

For voters active as of May 20, 2014, there 7836 more voters registered (active) for the 2013 election than 2012. A graph of those voters for all precincts looks almost identical:

Those 7836 new voters were distributed over precincts like this: 

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