Wisconsin Voter Turnout By County



Using the raw election data that I show how to get in my last post, I wrote a script to process the results at a county level. By comparing the numbers to the 2009 Census population estimates (the 2010 actual census results aren't available yet), my script displays the percentage of voter turnout, the county name, and ranks them (highest turnout first).

These numbers are not exact for a couple reasons:
1) The 2009 Census numbers are an estimate
2) From the Census estimate, I use the number of residents in a county over the age of 18. For various reasons, not all of the residents over 18 may actually be eligible to vote.

I am assuming that the margin of error caused by these issues is consistent enough across the counties that the results generated by the script still give a good representation of the exact numbers.

Below is the turnout list generated by my script for Wisconsin counties:

[1] 65.50%: Ozaukee County, WI
[2] 63.56%: Waukesha County, WI
[3] 60.76%: Door County, WI
[4] 60.44%: Bayfield County, WI
[5] 59.16%: Vilas County, WI
[6] 59.16%: Washington County, WI
[7] 56.74%: Calumet County, WI
[8] 56.57%: Dane County, WI
[9] 53.85%: Price County, WI
[10] 53.83%: Oneida County, WI
[11] 53.43%: Sheboygan County, WI
[12] 51.45%: Kewaunee County, WI
[13] 51.02%: Marquette County, WI
[14] 50.55%: Jefferson County, WI
[15] 50.38%: Vernon County, WI
[16] 50.21%: Portage County, WI
[17] 49.87%: Columbia County, WI
[18] 49.74%: Washburn County, WI
[19] 49.51%: Marathon County, WI
[20] 49.45%: Lincoln County, WI
[21] 49.21%: Wood County, WI
[22] 49.07%: Outagamie County, WI
[23] 49.04%: Iron County, WI
[24] 49.02%: Sauk County, WI
[25] 48.83%: Iowa County, WI
[26] 48.82%: Fond du Lac County, WI
[27] 48.72%: Green Lake County, WI
[28] 48.67%: Manitowoc County, WI
[29] 48.56%: Rusk County, WI
[30] 48.40%: Florence County, WI
[31] 48.30%: Sawyer County, WI
[32] 48.29%: Burnett County, WI
[33] 48.18%: Racine County, WI
[34] 47.90%: Green County, WI
[35] 47.85%: Buffalo County, WI
[36] 47.85%: Trempealeau County, WI
[37] 47.80%: Ashland County, WI
[38] 47.48%: Waupaca County, WI
[39] 47.47%: Winnebago County, WI
[40] 47.42%: Milwaukee County, WI
[41] 47.07%: Oconto County, WI
[42] 47.06%: Brown County, WI
[43] 47.00%: Eau Claire County, WI
[44] 46.99%: Lafayette County, WI
[45] 46.74%: La Crosse County, WI
[46] 45.94%: Crawford County, WI
[47] 45.86%: St. Croix County, WI
[48] 45.80%: Taylor County, WI
[49] 45.45%: Chippewa County, WI
[50] 45.43%: Langlade County, WI
[51] 45.43%: Dodge County, WI
[52] 45.27%: Shawano County, WI
[53] 45.12%: Walworth County, WI
[54] 45.06%: Forest County, WI
[55] 45.03%: Richland County, WI
[56] 43.99%: Clark County, WI
[57] 43.72%: Waushara County, WI
[58] 43.63%: Jackson County, WI
[59] 43.59%: Polk County, WI
[60] 43.44%: Barron County, WI
[61] 43.39%: Marinette County, WI
[62] 43.33%: Douglas County, WI
[63] 43.11%: Rock County, WI
[64] 42.83%: Adams County, WI
[65] 42.71%: Grant County, WI
[66] 42.58%: Pepin County, WI
[67] 42.10%: Pierce County, WI
[68] 40.37%: Monroe County, WI
[69] 39.72%: Kenosha County, WI
[70] 39.55%: Dunn County, WI
[71] 38.70%: Juneau County, WI
[72] 25.18%: Menominee County, WI

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  1. sparx (882 comments) said,

    I'm thinking I might post the python scripts I've written to do all this at some point.

    There are some interesting ones, like the download scripts that automatically grab all the election data and all the census data (the census files are numbered by state in alphabetical order, but skips numbers. regex to the rescue!).

    November 5, 2010 @ 11:09 am


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