Wednesday, February 11, 2004

West Virginia Get-Out-The-Vote Maps

FairVote2020 has developed an interactive map showing precinct-level turnout rates in the 2000 presidential contest and the distribution of West Virginia's minority population.

Map 20 under "Compare Maps" includes block-level detail of the minority voting age population beginning at a scale of about two miles for Kanawha County (Charleston) and Cabell County (Huntington).

Additional maps include census data on poverty, housing and income. Change maps by clicking the drop-down menu under "Compare Maps" on the left.

At the end of this page is a link to Adobe maps showing nonvoters and 2000 turnout rates by precinct for West Virginia localities with populations greater than 2,500. There is also a link to a second set of maps for the same places displaying Bush-Gore by precinct. Use the two sets in tandem to help target your canvassing efforts.

Turnout in 2000 Presidential Election (18+ pop.)

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Map 1 -- Percent Turnout in West Virginia in 2000

At a scale of about 5 miles, the number of voting age persons (by precinct) who did not vote in the 2000 election is displayed in purple boxes. This number includes both registered and unregistered persons and has not been adjusted for non-citizens. Precinct boundaries are those in effect in 2000.

Note: Percent turnout is calculated using the population 18 and over. Precinct-level votes cast is calculated based on votes for presidential candidates. There are no data available for 108 of the 1,909 VTD precincts in 2000, including all 65 precincts in Cabell County. In addition, 81 precincts had turnout rates over 100%. These areas, along with the precincts with missing info, are left blank in the map.

Sources: Census 2000, Federal Elections Project, American University.

Maps 2 thru 18 -- Block-Group Socio-Economic Detail Maps

See SocioEcon mapper for map details.

Sources: Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data and SF 3 Sample Data

Note: Block group boundaries cannot be displayed in Map 1. Precinct boundaries cannot be displayed in Maps 2 thru 18

Map 19 -- Bush-Gore by Precinct

Head-to-head contest (minus third party votes)

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Map 20 -- Percent Minority Population (by block group)

At a scale of about two miles, the number of minority voting age persons (all races and ethnicities) is displayed in blue scale dots at the census block level for Kanawha and Cabell Counties.

Source: Census 2000, Federal Elections Project, American University.

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  • West Virginia localities with populations over 2,500 (60 -- excludes Cabell County)

    Community-wide Turnout Maps

    Birds-eye view of turnout for the 18+ population in the 2000 general election. The numbers displayed in purple boxes show unregistered 18+ and non-voting registered voters by precinct, i.e. everyone over 18 who did not vote. These maps match the default map in the interactive map described above.

    Community-wide Bush Gore Maps

    Bush-Gore by precinct (head to head contest excluding third party candidates). The numbers in boxes show votes cast for the two major party candidates.

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