Mapping Early American Elections


8th Congress: New Jersey 1803

New Jersey elected six Democratic-Republicans to the Eighth Congress.

New Jersey switched back to an at-large system for electing members to Congress. New Jersey was apportioned one more seat in the House of Representatives.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large James Mott Democratic-Republican 13,897 16.3%
At-large Henry Southard Democratic-Republican 13,880 16.3%
At-large William Helmes Democratic-Republican 13,839 16.3%
At-large Ebenezer Elmer Democratic-Republican 13,795 16.2%
At-large Adam Boyd Democratic-Republican 13,770 16.2%
At-large James Sloan Democratic-Republican 13,746 16.2%
At-large Other candidates 2,075 2.2%

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

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