2020 Voter Turnout - Dallas Co.
The map below is of Dallas County, and the blue line roughly outlines the FEDDs geographical area. The precincts with the greatest voter turnout (70% or more) are shown in orange or red. Those with the lowest turnout (40 to 60%) are shown in lighter green or yellowish-green.
Areas with the greatest 2020 turnout include:
Preston Hollow / North Dallas / Far North Dallas
FEDDs neighborhoods including White Rock Lake / Lakewood / M-streets / Lake Highlands / Casa Linda
Uptown / Oak Lawn / Turtle Creek
Suburbs including Coppell, Richardson, Desoto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Irving, Carrollton, Garland and Rowlett
Areas with the lowest turnout include:
South Central Dallas (between I-35 and I-45)
Oak Cliff (excluding North Oak Cliff)
FEDDs neighborhoods including Vickery Meadow, Hamilton Park, Old East Dallas, and Casa View
In general, the more affluent and predominantly white neighborhoods have the highest turnout in the County, whereas lower-income minority neighborhoods have the lowest.
Source: Jeff Dalton
There is an enormous opportunity to improve voter turnout in these parts of the county, and the vast majority of voters in these areas will vote Democratic if they make it to the polls.
But even in the more affluent areas of the County, there are still big opportunities as the graph below shows. While there was improvement over 2016 in all areas of Dallas, you can see that 28% of registered voters in the FEDDs area didn't make it to the polls in November. The two "West of 75" areas including Park Cities & Preston Hollow were slightly better but still had between 23% and 25% not voting.
The bars shown in yellow below represent the real opportunity. In South Dallas, HALF of registered voters stayed at home in November. And both Oak Cliff and South Central Dallas had well over 40% stay at home.
Going forward, the FEDDs will be focusing on partnering with these areas to GetOutTheVote as much as possible. Getting these voters to the polls is critical if we wish to follow in the footsteps of Georgia!