Maps: The Mayoral Election Results
We visualize the voting data in a series of maps, starring the mayoral candidates and the city’s neighborhoods.
You’ve probably read everything you need to know about Boston’s mayoral election, right? Wrong. Here, we follow up on our preliminary maps post with another set created by Andy Woodruff, a cartographer for Axis Maps and co-author of the Bostonography blog.
Based on data from the City of Boston Election Department, the following maps show a dot representing each vote recorded for the mayoral candidates in the general election, aggregated by precinct. The dots are distributed randomly within populated portions of each precinct based on the census, excluding unpopulated areas. Together, the maps give an overall picture of the geographic distribution of votes and voters in the election.
Votes for Walsh and Connolly:
Walsh: Votes in Preliminary vs. General Election
Connolly: Votes in Preliminary vs. General Election