1826 Maine's 5th congressional district special election

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A special election was held in Maine's 5th congressional district was held on September 11, 1826 to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of Enoch Lincoln (A) in January, having been elected Governor of Maine.[1] As a majority was not achieved on the first ballot, a second election was held November 27.

Election results[edit]

Candidate[2] Party First ballot[3] Second ballot[4]
Votes Percent Votes Percent
James W. Ripley Jacksonian 1,563 49.8% 623 54.1%
Samuel A. Bradley Unknown 448 14.3% 407 35.3%
Levi Whitman Jacksonian 1,055 33.6%
Oliver Herrick Unknown 112 9.7%
Scattering 76 2.4% 10 0.9%

Ripley took his seat December 4, 1826.[1] With his election, the 5th district changed from Adams Party control to Jacksonian control.

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