Massachusetts's 1st congressional district special election, 1796
A special election was held in Massachusetts's 1st congressional district on September 5, 1796 and November 21, 1796 to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of Theodore Sedgwick (F) upon his election to the Senate
Two elections were held due to a majority not being achieved on the first ballot.
|Candidate||Party||First ballot||Second ballot|
|Thomson J. Skinner||Democratic-Republican||1,325||48.0%||746||62.7%|
Skinner took office on January 27, 1797