Mapping Early American Elections


17th Congress: Indiana 1820

Indiana elected one Democratic-Republican to the Seventeenth Congress.

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

In 1822, a special election was held in which Jonathan Jennings was elected to replace William Hendricks, who had resigned from office to become Indiana’s Governor.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large William Hendricks Democratic-Republican 16,331 91%
At-large Reuben W. Nelson 1,623 9%

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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