Mapping Early American Elections

8th Congress: Vermont 1802

Vermont elected three Federalists and one Democratic-Republican to the Eighth Congress.

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

Vermont used the district system for electing members to Congress.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Gideon Olin Democratic-Republican 1,380 54.3%
1 Jonas Galusha Democratic-Republican 462 18.2%
1 Abel Spencer Federalist 360 14.2%
1 Chauncey Langdon Federalist 253 10%
2 James Elliot Federalist 2,485 54%
2 Daniel Farrand Federalist 1,730 37.6%
2 Other candidates 384 8.5%
3 William Chamberlain Federalist 891 52.9%
3 Nathaniel Niles Democratic-Republican 679 40.3%
3 James Fisk Democratic-Republican 108 6.4%
4 Martin Chittenden Federalist 2,355 54.4%
4 Udney Hay Democratic-Republican 1,951 45.1%

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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