Mapping Early American Elections

17th Congress: Ohio 1820

Ohio elected six Democratic-Republicans to the Seventeenth Congress.

The map for this election is incomplete due to the lack of returns at the town or county level.

Ohio used a district system for electing members to Congress.

In 1821, a special election was held in which David Chambers was elected to replace John C. Wright, who had resigned before Congress began their session.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Thomas R. Ross Democratic-Republican unopposed
2 John W. Campbell Democratic-Republican unopposed
3 Levi Barber Democratic-Republican 3,188 37.8%
3 Henry Brush Democratic-Republican 2,778 32.9%
3 Thomas Scott 2,473 29.3%
4 David Chambers Democratic-Republican 4,702 50.1%
4 John C. Wright Democratic-Republican 4,688 49.9%
5 Joseph Vance Democratic-Republican
6 John Sloane Democratic-Republican

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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