Mapping Early American Elections


3rd Congress: New Jersey 1792

New Jersey elected five Federalists to the Third Congress.

New Jersey used a state-wide at-large system for electing members to Congress. New Jersey gained a seat in the House of Representatives following the 1790 Census.

Abraham Clark died in office. In January 1795, a special election was held and Aaron Kitchel was elected to replace Clark.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large John Beatty Federalist 6,993 16.3%
At-large Jonathan Dayton Federalist 5,731 13.4%
At-large Abraham Clark Federalist 5,035 11.7%
At-large Elias Boudinot Federalist 4,631 10.8%
At-large Lambert Cadwalader Federalist 4,325 10.1%
At-large Thomas Sinnickson Federalist 3,704 8.6%
At-large Aaron Kitchel Anti-Federalist 3,656 8.5%
At-large Other candidates 3,361 8%
At-large James Linn Anti-Federalist 2,222 5.2%

In most cases, only candidates who received more than 5 percent of the vote in a district are reported. Other candidates are reported as a group, but only if they in aggregate received more than 5 percent of the vote. In addition, percentages for each district may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

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