Mapping Early American Elections


5th Congress: New Jersey 1797

New Jersey elected five Federalists to Congress.

New Jersey used a statewide at-large method for electing members to Congress.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large Jonathan Dayton Federalist 7,100 15.8%
At-large Other candidates 5,289 11.8%
At-large Mark Thompson Federalist 4,698 10.4%
At-large James H. Imlay Federalist 4,333 9.6%
At-large James Schureman Federalist 4,204 9.3%
At-large Thomas Sinnickson Federalist 4,090 9.1%
At-large Aaron Kitchell Democratic-Republican 3,860 8.6%
At-large Joseph Bloomfield Democratic-Republican 2,485 5.5%
At-large James Linn Democratic-Republican 2,406 5.3%

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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