Mapping Early American Elections


17th Congress: New Jersey 1820

New Jersey elected six Democratic-Republicans to the Seventeenth Congress.

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

In 1821, a special election was held in which Lewis Condict was elected to replace John Linn, who had died.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large Ephraim Bateman Democratic-Republican 4,701 16.3%
At-large George Holcombe Democratic-Republican 4,319 15%
At-large George Cassedy Democratic-Republican 4,018 13.9%
At-large Samuel Swan Democratic-Republican 3,974 13.8%
At-large John Linn Democratic-Republican 3,487 12.1%
At-large James Matlack Democratic-Republican 3,361 11.7%
At-large Other candidates 3,360 10.9%
At-large Lewis Condict Republican Faction 1,608 5.6%

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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