EASTTOWN ELECTION DATA & VOTING PATTERNS

Spring 2020 Primary Results (Influenced by Covid & Vote-By-Mail)

Despite the obstacles of Covid-19 and learning how to vote-by-mail for the first time by many voters, 1,926 Easttown registered Democrats cast their ballots in record-breaking numbers for the June 2nd Democratic Primary. Showing substantial interest in the election, the number of registered Democratic voters casting their ballot in the 2020 Primary increased by 25% compared to the 2016 Primary. Based on these results, it’s fairly certain that November’s voter turnout will also break all records.

Democratic turnout was 56% as 1,926 Democratic voters cast their ballot out of 3,412 registered Democrats which is significantly higher than the than the 1,547 votes or 46% turnout for the 2016 Spring Primary. Of the 1,926 Democratic ballots cast, 1,560 or 81% were cast by mail as Easttown Democratic voters strongly embraced the convenience of voting by mail.

Attached are two tables detailing the official June 2nd Democratic Primary results. The data is based on the official numbers provided by Chester County Voter Services. Table 1 breaks out the data for the state, county and township. Table 2 breaks out the data by precinct for Easttown Township.

TABLE 1 – Easttown Primary 2020 Primary Results – State, County, Easttown

TABLE 2 – Easttown Primary 2020 by Precinct

November 2019 General Election Results

Easttown Township and Chester County voters came out in record numbers to support Democratic candidates across the board for a historic Democratic sweep at the county and local level! Notable firsts at the county level include electing two Democrats as County Commissioners for the first time in modern history and Deb Ryan was the first Democrat and first woman ever elected to be County District Attorney. At the local level, Democrats Michael Wacey and Beth D’Antonio were elected for their first time to the Easttown Township Board of Supervisors, Democrat Eric Knight was re-elected as Auditor, Democrat Mary Garrett Itin was re-elected to the TE School Board, and Democrat Sue Tiede was elected for her first time to TE School Board.

In Easttown Township, out of 8,251 registered voters, 3,740 cast ballots for a strong turnout of 45.3%. In the last similar municipal election in 2015, voter turnout was 29.6%.

See the official 2019 Easttown Township results for township and school board races and see the official 2019 Easttown Township results for the Chester County races

May 2019 Primary Results

Showing enthusiasm and a desire-for-change, Easttown and Chester County Democrats came out in impressive numbers for the May 21 Primary. The Democratic voter turnout nearly doubled from a comparable odd-year municipal primary in 2015. See Easttown Democratic May 2015 & 2019 Primary Comparisons.

In Easttown, 852 Democratic voters cast their ballots compared to only 547 Republican voters while across Chester County, there were 30,070 votes cast by Democrats compared to 26,272 by Republicans. See detailed Easttown Democratic May 2019 Primary precinct results and Chester County results.

2018 General Election Results

Easttown voters came out in record numbers for a non-presidential election. All the Democratic candidates on this year’s ballot including Bob Casey, Chrissy Houlahan, Tom Wolf, Tim Kearney and Kristine Howard won a majority of votes in Easttown Township. History was made as Chrissy Houlahan became the first Easttown resident and woman elected to the US House of Representatives.

Below is a table with the results across Easttown Township. You can also see the 2018 election results by precinct, a 2018 comparison to 2014 election by precinct, or by statewide and district wide results.

EASTTOWN TOWNSHIP RESULTS
TOTALS
VICTORY MARGIN
Registered Voters
Ballots Cast
Voter Turnout (%)
8,335
5,851
70%
US Senate
D – Robert Casey
R – Lou Barletta

3,461
2,279

+1,182

US House of Representatives
D – Chrissy Houlahan
R – Don McCauley

3,482
2,350

+1,132

PA Governor
D – Tom Wolf
R – Scott Wagner

3,619
2,141

+1,478

PA Senate – 26th District
D – Tim Kearney
R – Tom McGarrigle

3,130
2,691

+439

PA Representative – 167th District
D – Kristine Howard
R – Duane Milne

2,950
2,871

+79

Easttown Voter Party Affiliation

Here’s an overview of the makeup of registered voters in Easttown Township which is slowly becoming more democratic and independent.We’ll update this data after each Spring Primary. 

 Registered
Totals
Registered
Democrats
Registered
Republicans
Registered
Independents
2016 Primary8,0112,853 (35.6%)3,956 (49.4%)1,202 (15.0%)
2017 Primary8,0402,886 (35.9%)3,871 (48.1%)1,283 (16.0%)
2018 Primary8,1582,991 (36.7%)3,809 (46.7%)1,358 (16.6%)
2019 Primary3,0783,725Not yet available
2020 Primary8,4073,412 (40.6%)3,585 (42.6%)1,410 (16.8%)

Note: During the 2016 to 2020 period, Democratic registered voters increased by 19.6% while Republicans decreased by 10.3%. Independents increased by 17.3% from 2016 to 2020. Democratic PLUS Independent registered voters now account for 57.4% of Easttown registered voters in 2018.

Easttown Overall Voter Turn Out

Voter Turnout is the percentage of registered eligible voters who cast a ballot in an election. Major factors affecting Voter Turnout include: whether the election is a Spring primary (light blue rows) or Fall general election (white rows); the personalities and campaigns of the candidates;  and whether the candidates are running at the local, state or federal level. 

In Easttown,  the presidential general elections have the highest Voter Turnout levels followed by the governor general elections. Typically, there is quite a drop-off for the municipal elections and primaries. 

YEAR & ELECTION TYPE
Voters Registered
Ballots Cast
Voter Turnout
2012-General/Presidential
8,059
5,698
70.7%
2013-Primary/Municipal
7,932
793
10.0%
2013-General/Municipal
7,964
1,835
23.0%
2014-Primary/Governor
7,976
1,030
12.9%
2014-General/Governor
7,986
4,241
53.1%
2015-Primary/Municipal
7,707
951
12.3%
2015-General/Municipal
7,774
2,303
29.6%
2016-Primary/Presidential
8,011
3,704
46.2%
2016-General/Presidential
8,312
6,659
80.1%
2017-Primary/Municipal
8,040
1,326
16.5%
2017-General/Municipal
8,064
2,979
36.9%
2018-Primary/Governor
8,158
1,629
20.0%
2018-General/Governor
8,335
5,851
70.2%
2019-General/Municipal
8,251
3,731
45.2%
2020-Primary/Presidential
8,407
2,874
34.1%
 

Too Many Easttown Democrats Don't Choose to Vote in Primaries!

Primary election data reveals the level of voter turnout by party (the data isn’t available for the general elections). Unfortunately, as the table below shows, many Democrats don’t make it to the polling locations for primaries. Though there is an increase in voter turnout for the general elections, many Democrats choose to stay home for the Fall elections too. Every vote counts in Easttown so please make it to the polls and help us elect Democrats at the local, county, state and federal level.

Year & Election Type
Registered Voters
Registered Democratic Voters
Democrats Casting Ballots
Democrats Who Did Not Vote
2013 Primary/Municipal
7,932
2,692 (33.9%)
300 (11.1%)
2,392 (88.9%)
2014 Primary/Governor
7,796
2,709 (34.7%)
646 (23.8%)
2,063 (76.2%)
2015 Primary/Municipal
7,707
2,603 (33.8%)
413 (15.9%)
2,190 (84.1%)
2016 Primary/Presidential
8,011
2,853 (35.6%)
1,547 (54.2%)
1,306 (45.8%)
2017 Primary/Municipal
8,040
2,856 (35.9%)
734 (25.4%)
2,152 (74.6%)
2018 Primary/Governor
8,158
2,991 (36.7%)
936 (31.3%)
2,005 (68.7%)
2020 Primary/Presidential
8,407
3,412 (40.6%)
1,926 (56.4%)
1,486 (43.6%)

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