The 1894 United States general election was held on November 6. These were mid-term elections during Democratic President Grover Cleveland's second term. Utah was admitted to the union, and elected Congressmen that were seated before the next election.
As the second occurrence of the Six-year itch, the Democrats suffered a landslide defeat in the House and lost 107 seats to the Republicans, in the single largest swing in the history of the House. The Democrats also lost four seats in the Senate, thus resulting in the President's party completely losing control of both houses of Congress, for the first time in American history. Overall, this was the single largest midterm swing in the history of the United States.
A number of gubernatorial and municipal elections were also held.