Mapping Early American Elections

3rd Congress: Vermont 1793

Vermont elected two Democratic-Republicans to the Third Congress.

Vermont used a district system for electing members to Congress. Vermont’s number of seats in the House of Representatives was unchanged following the 1790 Census.

Results from Franklin County were included in Chittenden County’s returns.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Israel Smith Democratic-Republican 1,991 51%
1 Matthew Lyon Democratic-Republican 1,719 44%
2 Nathaniel Niles Democratic-Republican 586 60.3%
2 Other candidates 175 17.9%
2 Elijah Paine Federalist 136 14%
2 Stephen Jacob 75 7.7%

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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