MSI VOTE - Arizona Findings

This map shows all polling sites in Arizona for the 2016 election (as provided by each county’s Board of Elections), and compares them with all postsecondary institutions in Arizona according to 2015 data from NCES IPEDS.

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When one examines the MSIs in this format, they may track the distance it is from each institution to a polling place. The table below demonstrates these differences.

Institution
American Indian College of the Assemblies of God Inc.
Arizona Western College
Central Arizona College
Cochise College
Glendale Community College
GateWay Community College
Dine College
Northland Pioneer College
Phoenix College
Pima Community College
South Mountain Community College
Tohono O’Odham Community College
Estrella Mountain Community College

Distance to nearest polling site
More than .5 miles away
More than 1.5 miles away.
On campus
More than 10 miles away.
On campus
More than .5 miles away
On campus
More than 1 mile away
Less than .5 miles away
More than .5 miles away
Less than .5 miles away
More than 1.5 miles away
Less than .5 miles away

In addition to this data, below is the difference between Presidential voting in election years 2012 and 2016, based on the county in which the institution is located.

 

Institution 


American Indian College of the
Assemblies of God Inc.

Arizona Western College

Central Arizona College

Cochise College

Glendale Community College

GateWay Community College

Dine College

Northland Pioneer College

Phoenix College

Pima Community College

South Mountain Community College

Tohono O’Odham Community College

Estrella Mountain Community College

 

County


Maricopa


Yuma

Pinal

Cochise

Maricopa

Maricopa

Apache

Holbrook

Maricopa

Pima

Maricopa

Pima

Maricopa

 

2012 Total Vote Difference Between Presidential Candidates

147,805


5,165

17,519

10,820

147,805

147,805

8,897

2,935

147,805

21,219

147,805

21,219

147,805

 

2016 Total Vote Difference Between Presidential Candidates

44,454


560

24,927

10,642

44,454

44,454

 

8,843

4,118

44,454

57,233

 

44,454
 

57,233

44,454

 

By utilizing 2016 total student enrollment numbers from the NCES IPEDS database, one may estimate the impact that these institutions may have in their respective county.

As demonstrated in the table below, institutions in Maricopa County may have a collective impact in regards to county outcomes.


 

 

 

 

 

 

However, as many of these students likely voted in the previous election, do recognize that these numbers are only meant to portray the relative size of the institution so that one may understand the impact these institutions can make.

Institution


Estrella Mountain Community College

Glendale Community College

GateWay Community College

Phoenix College

South Mountain Community College

Total Students Combined

Total vote difference between
2016 presidential candidates in Maricopa County

Total Number of Students
Enrolled at Given MSI


9,303

19,871

5,637

11,865

4,083

50,759

 


44,454