Massachusetts's 1st congressional district special election, 1796

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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[1]

Election results[edit]

Two elections were held due to a majority not being achieved on the first ballot.

Candidate Party First ballot[2] Second ballot[3]
Votes Percent Votes Percent
Thomson J. Skinner Democratic-Republican 1,325 48.0% 746 62.7%
Ephraim Williams Federalist 1,379 49.9% 380 32.0%
Scattering 59 2.1% 63 5.3%

Skinner took office on January 27, 1797[1]

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