Mapping Early American Elections

16th Congress: New Jersey 1818

New Jersey elected six Democratic-Republicans to the Sixteenth Congress.

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

In 1820, a special election was held in which Charles Kinsey was elected to replace John Condit, who had resigned from office.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large Ephraim Bateman Democratic-Republican 13,949 16.6%
At-large John Linn Democratic-Republican 13,822 16.5%
At-large Joseph Bloomfield Democratic-Republican 13,159 15.7%
At-large Bernard Smith Democratic-Republican 12,868 15.3%
At-large Henry Southard Democratic-Republican 12,769 15.2%
At-large John Condit Democratic-Republican 8,640 10.3%
At-large Charles Kinsey Democratic-Republican 7,219 8.6%

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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