Mapping Early American Elections

16th Congress: Georgia 1818

Georgia elected six Democratic-Republicans to the Sixteenth Congress.

The map for this election is incomplete due to the lack of returns in several counties.

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

In a January 1819 special election, Robert R. Reid was elected to serve for the 16th Congress in place of John Forsyth, who had resigned from office.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large John Forsyth Democratic-Republican 7,356 16.4%
At-large John A. Cuthbert Democratic-Republican 6,950 15.5%
At-large William Terrell Democratic-Republican 6,944 15.5%
At-large Joel Crawford Democratic-Republican 6,704 14.9%
At-large Joel Abbott Democratic-Republican 6,450 14.4%
At-large Thomas W. Cobb Democratic-Republican 6,425 14.3%
At-large Richard H. Wilde Democratic-Republican 3,251 7.2%

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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