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        Voting Patterns in Five Boston Neighborhoods

        This 1983 television news footage from WGBH provides an analysis of Boston’s mayoral election on the eve of that city’s primary vote. By dividing the city into five neighborhoods, and by examining both the racial/ethnic/class composition of these divisions and historical patterns of voter registration and participation, the analysis suggests significant shifts from previous municipal elections and provides an example that can be used for a classroom discussion of local elections in your own area.

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