Turnout in the Council Races

Lots of "undervoting" in the 10-1 races

Turnout in the Council Races

While the official turnout citywide was a bit over 40%, about a fifth of those ballots didn't include a vote for a City Council candidate. More people voted for mayor, but by far the biggest turnout was for the urban rail referendum.

In comparing the individual districts, a few numbers jump out: Due to a variety of demographic factors, some districts have way more registered voters than others: D5, D6, D9, and D10 each have twice as many as D4, for example. Combine that with the high voter turnout on the west side, and we had more people voting in District 10, than in Districts 2, 3, and 4 combined.

"Undervoting" measures ballots cast in each jurisdiction with no vote for City Council.

Reg. Voters Ballots CastBallot Turnout Council Votes Council Turnout Undervoting
D1 44,508 16,693 37.5% 13,090 29.4% 21.6%
D2 35,108 10,663 30.4% 8,479 24.2% 20.5%
D3 42,736 13,400 31.4% 10,205 23.9% 23.8%
D4 28,845 10,205 35.4% 8,470 29.4% 17.0%
D5 59,231 26,434 44.6% 21,252 35.9% 19.6%
D6 67,835 20,730 30.6% 15,396 22.7% 25.7%
D7 54,753 24,696 45.1% 19,522 35.7% 21.0%
D8 55,377 26,743 48.3% 21,538 38.9% 19.5%
D9 65,809 25,231 38.3% 20,448 31.1% 19.0%
D10 63,516 34,345 54.1% 27,927 44.0% 18.7%
Total 517,718 209,140 40.4% 166,327 32.1% 20.5%
Mayor 517,718 209,140 40.4% 175,165 33.8% 16.2%
Rail 508,933 204,913 40.3% 189,852 37.3% 7.3%

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