Mapping Early American Elections


17th Congress: Georgia 1820

Georgia elected six Democratic-Republicans to the Seventeenth Congress.

The map for this election is incomplete due to the lack of returns in a few counties.

Georgia used a statewide at-large system for electing members to Congress.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large Robert R. Reid Democratic-Republican 10,486 14.8%
At-large Alfred Cuthbert Democratic-Republican 8,851 12.5%
At-large Joel Abbot Democratic-Republican 8,750 12.3%
At-large George R. Gilmer Democratic-Republican 7,893 11.1%
At-large Edward F. Tatnall Democratic-Republican 7,889 11.1%
At-large Wiley Thompson Democratic-Republican 7,560 10.6%
At-large Thomas W. Cobb Republican Faction 7,533 10.6%
At-large Other candidates 6,944 9.8%
At-large George Walton 5,088 7.2%

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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