Mapping Early American Elections

8th Congress: Georgia 1802

Georgia elected one Federalist and three Democratic-Republicans to the Eighth Congress.

Following the 1800 Census, Georgia gained two seats in the House of Representatives.

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

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large John Milledge Democratic-Republican 8,138 21.1%
At-large David Meriwether Democratic-Republican 7,763 20.1%
At-large Peter Early Federalist 7,305 18.9%
At-large Samuel Hammond Democratic-Republican 5,042 13.1%
At-large Joseph Bryan Democratic-Republican 4,469 11.6%
At-large Francis Willis 3,102 8%
At-large Matthew MacAlister Federalist 2,539 6.6%

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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