1802–1803 United States House of Representatives elections in Vermont

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Vermont increased its apportionment from 2 seats to 4 after the 1800 census. Vermont law at the time required a majority of votes to win an office, which frequently necessitated additional ballots.

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates[Note 1]
Vermont 1
"Southwest district"
Israel Smith Democratic-Republican 1791
1797 (Lost)
1800
Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Gideon Olin (Democratic-Republican) 54.3%
Jonas Galusha (Democratic-Republican) 18.1%
Abel Spencer (Federalist) 14.0%
Chauncey Langdon (Federalist) 10.2%
Daniel Fay 1.9%
Others 1.5%
Vermont 2
"Southeast district"
Lewis R. Morris Federalist 1797 (Special) Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Federalist hold.
First ballot (December 13, 1802):
Lewis R. Morris (Federalist) 45.6%
James Elliot (Federalist) 42.7%
Paul Brigham (Democratic-Republican) 5.4%
Amasa Paine (Federalist) 2.9%
Others 3.4%

Second ballot (March 1, 1803):
James Elliot (Federalist) 54.1%
Daniel Farrand (Federalist) 37.6%
Aaron Leland (Democratic-Republican) 4.4%
Lewis R. Morris (Federalist) 1.5%
Others 2.3%
Vermont 3
"Northeast district"
None (District created) New seat.
Federalist gain.
William Chamberlain (Federalist) 53.9%
Nathaniel Niles (Democratic-Republican) 38.2%
James Fisk (Democratic-Republican) 7.3%
Others 0.5%
Vermont 4
"Northwest district"
None (District created) New seat.
Federalist gain.
First ballot (December 13, 1802):
Udney Hay (Democratic-Republican) 45.3%
Martin Chittenden (Federalist) 28.2%
Amos Marsh (Federalist) 19.6%
Daniel Chipman (Federalist) 2.3%
William C. Harrington (Federalist) 1.9%
Others 2.7%

Second ballot (March 1, 1803):
Udney Hay (Democratic-Republican) 49.2%
Martin Chittenden (Federalist) 29.8%
Amos Marsh (Federalist) 19.9%
Others 1.1%

Third ballot (May 9, 1803):
Martin Chittenden (Federalist) 54.0%
Udney Hay (Democratic-Republican) 44.8%
Others 1.2%

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Notes[edit]

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