Mapping Early American Elections

15th Congress: Connecticut 1816

Connecticut elected seven Federalists to the Fifteenth Congress. Sylvanus Backus received support from both parties.

Mapping this election is not possible because of the lack of returns at the town or county level.

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

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large Sylvanus Backus Federalist 9,591 13.7%
At-large Samuel B. Sherwood Federalist 6,301 9%
At-large Charles Dennison Federalist 6,218 8.9%
At-large Other candidates 6,197 8.8%
At-large Timothy Pitkin, Jr. Federalist 6,189 8.8%
At-large Thomas S. Williams Federalist 4,952 7.1%
At-large Jonathan O. Moseley Federalist 4,854 6.9%
At-large Uriel Holmes, Jr. Federalist 4,667 6.7%
At-large Ebenezer Huntingdon Federalist 4,647 6.6%
At-large Lyman Law Federalist 4,453 6.3%
At-large Lewis B. Sturges Federalist 4,375 6.2%
At-large Epaphroditus Champion Federalist 3,913 5.6%
At-large Asa Bacon, Jr. Federalist 3,784 5.4%

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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