How Fayetteville voted in the 2016 General Election

With all of the votes from the 2016 General Election now fully certified and reported, we thought it would be interesting to tally up the Fayetteville-specific results for each of the contested races on the Nov. 8 ballot.

The Washington County Election Commission has all of the countywide results posted, including precinct tallies taken from each polling location.

With that data in hand, we broke each race into five Fayetteville-specific categories, including a total citywide tally and a breakdown of each of the city’s four wards.

Included below are results for each contested race that voters in Fayetteville were asked to weigh in on. Obviously, the city-specific results listed below won’t match the countywide, statewide, or nationwide tallies. We made note of the winners of each election below each table.


U.S. President

Candidate Total Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4
Hillary Clinton (D) 18,519 4,348 4,526 5,412 4,233
Donald Trump (R) 12,206 2,894 1,645 3,883 3,784
Gary Johnson (L) 1,659 356 388 429 486
Jill Stein (G) 806 203 298 185 120
Evan McMullin (B) 674 141 121 186 226
Darrell Castle (C) 187 36 45 59 47
Lynn Kahn (I) 89 27 21 20 21
Jim Hedges (I) 37 11 5 13 8

Note: Trump won the countywide vote with 51%, and the statewide vote with 60%. He lost the nationwide popular vote with 46%, but secured the presidency with 304 votes in the Electoral College.


U.S. Senate

Candidate Total Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4
Connor Eldridge (D) 18,595 4,469 4,595 5,318 4,213
John Boozman (R) 13,720 3,111 1,931 4,455 4,223
Frank Gilbert (L) 1,473 343 394 333 403

Note: Boozman won the countywide vote with 53%, and the statewide vote with 60%


U.S. Congress – District 3

Candidate Total Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4
Steve Womack (R) 19,416 4,426 3,041 6,257 5,692
Steve Isaacson (L) 11,858 2,905 3,174 3,109 2,670

Note: Womack won the countywide vote with 71%, and the statewide vote with 77%


State Representative – District 85

Candidate Total
David Whitaker (D) 6,234
Dwight Gonzalez (R) 4,076

Note: Whitaker won the countywide vote with 53%
* Only includes Fayetteville precincts 1,7,8,9,10,17,18,20,24,26,29,32,42,46,48


Washington County Judge

Candidate Total Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4
Mark Kinion (D) 18,851 4,488 4,790 5,369 4,204
Joseph Wood (R) 14,448 3,327 2,021 4,623 4,477

Note: Wood won the countywide vote with 55%


Washington County Assessor

Candidate Total Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4
Carol Waddle (D) 17,194 4,172 4,279 4,992 3,751
Russell Hill (R) 15,860 3,599 2,429 4,932 4,900

Note: Hill won the countywide vote with 60%


Justice of the Peace – District 8

Candidate Total
Daniel Balls (D) 3,628
Samuel Taylor (R) 2,279

Note: Balls won the countywide vote with 61%
* Precincts 3,13,14,22,23,31 only


Justice of the Peace – District 11

Candidate Total
Joseph Kieklak (D) 2,469
Patrick Briney (R) 1,231

Note: Kieklak won the countywide vote with 67%
* Precincts 2,4,5,15,34,42 only


Justice of the Peace – District 14

Candidate Total
Jim Renfrow (R) 43
Ann Harbison (D) 37

Note: Harbison won the countywide vote with 50%
* Precinct 16 only


Constable – District 1

Candidate Total
John Duggar (R) 146
Matt Miller (D) 142

Note: Duggar won the countywide vote with 58%
* Precincts 37,38,41 only


Fayetteville Mayor

Candidate Total Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4
Lioneld Jordan 22,929 5,348 5,199 6,792 5,590
Tom Terminella 8,967 2,104 1,295 2,876 2,692
Ron Baucom 1,074 265 224 279 306

Fayetteville Alderman – Ward 1, Position 2

Candidate Total
Sarah Marsh 4,661
Paul Phaneuf 2,420

Fayetteville Alderman – Ward 2, Position 2

Candidate Total
Matthew Petty 3,505
Gary McHenry 1,205
Adam Fire Cat 1,140

Fayetteville Alderman – Ward 3, Position 2

Candidate Total
Sarah Bunch 4,198
Tracy Hoskins 3,131
Benjamin Harrison 1,356

Note: Bunch defeated Hoskins in a Nov. 29 runoff election with 63%


Fayetteville Alderman – Ward 4, Position 2

Candidate Total
Alan Long 4,402
Nathan Allen 3,514

Issue #1 – Terms, Election, Eligibility

Candidate Total Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4
FOR 22,446 5,204 4,417 6,873 5,948
AGAINST 9,095 2,182 1,961 2,652 2,300

Note: Issue #1 won the countywide vote with 71%, and the statewide vote with 70%


Issue #2 – Governor’s Powers & Duties When Absent

Candidate Total Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4
FOR 25,513 5,831 5,044 7,961 6,677
AGAINST 6,906 1,746 1,543 1,818 1,799

Note: Issue #2 won the countywide vote with 77%, and the statewide vote with 72%


Issue #3 – Job Creation & Expansion, Economic Development

Candidate Total Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4
FOR 17,025 3,997 3,332 4,977 4,719
AGAINST 13,151 3,054 2,813 4,090 3,194

Note: Issue #3 won the countywide vote with 58%, and the statewide vote with 65%


Issue #6 – Arkansas Medical Marijuana

Candidate Total Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4
FOR 21,681 5,089 4,961 6,108 5,523
AGAINST 11,445 2,667 1,890 3,755 3,133

Note: Issue #6 won the countywide vote with 59%, and the statewide vote with 53%


We had several readers ask us to dig into the data for the other major cities in Northwest Arkansas, particularly in the vote for U.S. President. The Benton County information – including several Springdale precincts – is available through the Arkansas Secretary of State website for anyone who’d like to take a closer look.

Bentonville, Arkansas

Candidate Total
Donald Trump (R) 12,494
Hillary Clinton (D) 6,646
Gary Johnson (L) 936
Evan McMullin (B) 662
Jill Stein (G) 232
Darrell Castle (C) 82
Jim Hedges (I) 52
Lynn Kahn (I) 49

Rogers, Arkansas

Candidate Total
Donald Trump (R) 15,170
Hillary Clinton (D) 9,156
Gary Johnson (L) 1,125
Evan McMullin (B) 574
Jill Stein (G) 297
Darrell Castle (C) 89
Jim Hedges (I) 72
Lynn Kahn (I) 49

Springdale, Arkansas

Candidate Total
Donald Trump (R) 14,384
Hillary Clinton (D) 8,221
Gary Johnson (L) 896
Evan McMullin (B) 438
Jill Stein (G) 231
Darrell Castle (C) 159
Lynn Kahn (I) 56
Jim Hedges (I) 52

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