The SRQ Studios was packed yesterday morning for our “Where the Votes Are” presentation by Jacob Ogles, the Senior Editor of SRQ | The Magazine and SRQ Daily. The event attracted many of Sarasota County’s top political players to discuss the results of the August 26, 2014 primary election.
A few of his key findings included:
- Democratic turnout nearly matched Republican turnout, but GOP voters still significantly outnumber Democrats.
- The partisan divide is widening. Sarasota city voters are increasingly Democratic, but South County Republicans keep a firm hold.
- Geographic divides extend beyond parties. Englewood voters behaved differently in the State House than in county school board races.
- Younger voters are starting to register in higher numbers, but participation in primary election remains extremely low.
Download the presentation containing his in-depth analysis here.