Boston Voter Turnout by Neighborhood in the 2008 General Election
- by Bob LeLievre
Overall voter turnout in presidential elections in Boston has increased significantly in the last 8 years, from 188K in 2000 to 203K in 2004 to 234K in 2008. The biggest increases are in non-white / liberal-voting neighborhoods like Chinatown (up 95% since 2000), Grove Hall (up 60% since 2000), and Fields Corner (up 56% since 2000). The smallest increases are in white / conservative-voting neighborhoods like West Roxbury (up 4% since 2000), Readville (up 7% since 2000), and South-white Dorchester (up 12% since 2000).