Mapping Early American Elections


11th Congress: Vermont 1808

Vermont elected three Federalists and one Democratic-Republican to the Eleventh Congress.

The map for this election is incomplete due to the lack of returns at the town or county level.

Vermont used the district system for electing members to Congress.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Samuel Shaw Democratic-Republican 3,582 60.9%
1 Chauncey Langdon Federalist 2,302 39.1%
2 Jonathan H. Hubbard Federalist 3,142 51.6%
2 Aaron Leland Democratic-Republican 2,569 42.2%
2 Other candidates 378 6.1%
3 William Chamberlain Federalist 2,783 51.5%
3 James Fisk Democratic-Republican 2,579 47.7%
4 Martin Chittenden Federalist 3,977 60.7%
4 Ezra Butler Democratic-Republican 2,494 38%

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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