1806 United States House of Representatives election in Rhode Island

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Rhode Island elected its members August 26, 1806. Rhode Island law required a majority of votes to win. In this election, only one candidate won a majority on the first ballot, and so a run-off election was required to choose the second seat.

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates[a]
Rhode Island at-large
2 seats on a general ticket
Nehemiah Knight Democratic-Republican 1802 Incumbent re-elected. First ballot:
Nehemiah Knight (Democratic-Republican) 26.9%
Isaac Wilbour (Democratic-Republican) 24.4%
William Hunter (Federalist) 22.2%
Thomas Arnold (Federalist) 21.8%
Thomas B. Hazard (Quid) 4.7%

Second ballot:
Isaac Wilbour (Democratic-Republican) 58.2%
William Hunter (Federalist) 41.3%
Joseph Stanton Jr. Democratic-Republican 1800 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.

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