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Who Votes in a City Primary?
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Who Votes in a City Primary?

Graphic by Dan Brendel

Because Alexandria leans so heavily Democrat, the primary in June more often than not decides the next City Council, ahead of the general election in November. But in 2015, only 16 percent of Alexandrians voted in this election. Of Alexandria’s 27 precincts, the highest turnout (29 percent) occurred in the Maury precinct (adjacent to Del Ray), which has the second lowest rate of households in poverty (less than one percent) and the fourth highest median household income ($161,000). The lowest turnout (4 percent) occurred in the NOVA Arts Center precinct (Alexandria West), which has the seventh highest rate of households in poverty (7 percent) and the eighth lowest median household income ($84,000). The five precincts with voter turnout of 24 percent or more had rates of households in poverty of 4 percent or less and median household incomes of $111,000 or more. The five precincts with voter turnout of 7 percent or less had rates of households in poverty of 6 percent or more and median household incomes of $84,000 or less. Data and images courtesy of Esri Demographics (https://doc.arcgis.com/en/esri-demographics/).