Mapping Early American Elections

8th Congress: New Hampshire 1802

New Hampshire elected five Federalists to the Eighth Congress.

Following the 1800 Census, South Carolina gained one seat in the House of Representatives.

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

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large Samuel Tenney Federalist 6,135 12.6%
At-large Samuel Hunt Federalist 5,823 12%
At-large David Hough Federalist 5,755 11.8%
At-large Silas Betton Federalist 5,651 11.6%
At-large Clifton Clagget Federalist 5,497 11.3%
At-large Other candidates 4,428 9.2%
At-large Nahum Parker Democratic-Republican 4,104 8.4%
At-large Clement Storer Democratic-Republican 3,898 8%
At-large Jonathan Smith Democratic-Republican 3,894 8%
At-large Moody Bedell Democratic-Republican 3,450 7.1%

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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