Mapping Early American Elections

5th Congress: Vermont 1797

Vermont sent one Federalist and one Democratic-Republican to the Fifth Congress.

Mapping this election is not possible because of the lack of returns at the town or county levels.

Vermont used the district system for electing members to Congress.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Matthew Lyon Democratic-Republican 2,143 55.2%
1 Samuel Hitchcock Federalist 1,143 29.4%
1 Israel Smith Democratic-Republican 346 8.9%
1 Other candidates 251 6.5%
2 Daniel Buck Federalist 2,931 99.3%

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. The term Dissenting Republican includes various breakaway factions of the Democratic-Republican party.

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