Enrollment by Congressional District in Western NYS

Total739 (37%)640 (32%)469 (24%)1992
Active Voters by District (thousands)

There are more active Democrats than Republicans in the four districts. The districts are configured so that two Republicans and two Democrats are likely to be elected, which is what happened in 2022. The districts could have been configured to make all four districts competitive, but this wasn’t done. In any case, Blank (unaffiliated) voters (24%) are significant in our elections.

The current districts are very safe for incumbents, which is contrary to the stated goal of redistricting. With the districts as they are, Democrats in districts 23 and 24 and Republicans in districts 25 and 26 are effectively silenced. With fairer districts, Blank voters would have more say.



About whungerford

* Contributor at NewNY23rd.com where we discuss the politics, economics, and events of the New New York 23rd Congressional District (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, (Eastern) Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben,Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates Counties) Please visit and comment on whatever strikes your fancy.
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