Pennsylvania elected five Federalists and eighteen Democratic-Republicans to the Fifteenth Congress. Three of the Republicans elected were members of an identifiable faction within the party. In Pennsylvania some candidates ran as Old School or New School Republicans, and were divided by disputes over banking, credit, and paper currency.
The map for this election is incomplete due to the lack of returns for several counties.
Pennsylvania used a district system for electing members to Congress. Each district elected one member of Congress except District 1, which elected four members, and Districts 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10, which each elected two members. The votes cast in Warren County are included in the Venango County totals.
In 1817, a special election was held in which John Murray was elected to replace David Scott, who had resigned his office.
In 1818, a special election was held in which Jacob Hostetter was elected to replace Jacob Spengler, who had resigned from office.
In 1818, a special election was held in which Thomas J. Rogers was elected to replace John Ross, who had resigned from office.
In 1818, a special election was held in which Samuel Moore was elected to replace Samuel D. Ingham, who had resigned from office.
|1||Jacob Sommer||Republican Faction||3,807||8.3%|
|1||John Conard||Republican Faction||3,516||7.7%|
|1||William J. Duane||Republican Faction||2,744||6%|
|3||James M. Wallace||Democratic-Republican||4,095||39%||✓|
|6||John Ross||Republican Faction||5,511||50.8%||✓|
|6||Samuel D. Ingham||Republican Faction||5,339||49.2%||✓|
|7||Joseph Hiester||Republican Faction||3,420||85%||✓|
|7||Charles Shoemaker, Jr.||Republican Faction||314||7.8%|
|7||Daniel Udree||Republican Faction||289||7.2%|
|9||William P. Maclay||Democratic-Republican||✓|
|10||William F. Buyers||Federalist||2,781||14.4%|
|13||Presley Carr Lane||Democratic-Republican||760||25.5%|
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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