Mapping Early American Elections


10th Congress: Vermont 1806

Vermont elected two Federalists and two Democratic-Republicans to the Tenth Congress.

Mapping this election is incomplete because of the lack of county-level returns in many areas.

Vermont used the district system for electing members to Congress.

In 1808, a special election was held in which Democrat Samuel Shaw was elected to replace James Witherell, who had resigned from office.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 James Witherell Democratic-Republican 2,026 58.9%
1 Jonas Galusha Democratic-Republican 1,101 32%
1 Other candidates 312 9.1%
2 James Elliot Federalist 2,239
3 James Fisk Democratic-Republican
4 Martin Chittenden Federalist 2,178 52.5%
4 Ezra Butler Democratic-Republican 1,794 43.3%

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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