Mapping D.C.’s Party Affiliations, From Republican Georgetown to Democratic Washington Highlands
Thought D.C.'s Republican stronghold was Capitol Hill? Or that Democrats were most plentiful east of the Anacostia River? Or that Libertarians were concentrated in the Ubertarian havens of wards 1 and 2? Think again.
The D.C. Board of Elections has released its latest report of voter registration in the city, reflecting political party affiliations as of April 30. Here's where the most voters registered to each party live.
Ward 6 claims both the most Democrats and the most Libertarians—perhaps not surprising, since the ward has the most registered voters overall. But looking at the precinct level, the biggest bastion of Democratic power is precinct 125, the Washington Highlands neighborhood, with 4,762 registered Democrats. Two precincts tie for the most Libertarians, with nine each: precinct 83 in NoMa and precinct 17, encompassing part of downtown and the area south of Logan Circle.
The ward with the most registered Republicans is Ward 3; they're strongest in precinct 6, in western Georgetown, where there are 914 of them. Meanwhile, the Statehood Green Party has its best numbers in Ward 1, and specifically precinct 40, the northern half of Mount Pleasant.
Here's the full registration breakdown by ward:
|Percentage By Party||76.42%||6.02%||.80%||.06%||.23%||16.47%||100.00%|
Background map from the Office of Planning; illustration by Aaron Wiener