1800 United States House of Representatives elections in Vermont

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Only 1 of the 2 Vermont incumbents were re-elected.

Vermont law required a candidate to win a majority to take office, necessitating a run-off election in the 2nd (Eastern) district.

District Incumbent This race
Representative Party First elected Results Candidates[Note 1]
Vermont 1
"Western district"
Matthew Lyon Democratic-Republican 1797 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Israel Smith (Democratic-Republican) 63.5%
Daniel Chipman (Federalist) 34.8%
Amos March 1.8%
Vermont 2
"Eastern district"
Lewis R. Morris Federalist 1797 (special) Incumbent re-elected. First ballot (September 2, 1800):
Lewis R. Morris (Federalist) 24.9%
Nathaniel Niles (Democratic-Republican) 24.7%
Amasa Paine (Federalist) 15.6%
Stephen Jacobs (Federalist) 11.3%
William Chamberlain (Federalist) 10.6%
Stephen R. Bradley 7.3%
Lot Hall (Federalist) 5.5%

Second ballot (December 2, 1800):
Lewis R. Morris (Federalist) 55.7%
Nathaniel Niles (Democratic-Republican) 25.4%
Amasa Paine (Federalist) 12.4%
William Chamberlain (Federalist) 4.5%
Others 2.0%

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  1. ^ Only candidates with at least 1% of the vote listed