1797 New Hampshire's at-large congressional district special election

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A special election was held in New Hampshire's at-large congressional district on August 28, 1797 to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Jeremiah Smith (F) on July 26 of the same year. Smith had been appointed United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire.

Election results[edit]

New Hampshire electoral law required a majority for election. As no candidate won a majority on the first ballot, a run-off election was held October 30, 1797

Candidate Party First ballot[1] Second ballot[2]
Votes Percent Votes Percent
Peleg Sprague Federalist 2,739 43.3% 3,697 66.6%
Woodbury Langdon Democratic-Republican 1,423 22.5% 1,858 33.4%
Edward Livermore Federalist 1,349 21.3%
Others 811 12.8%

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