1804–1805 United States House of Representatives elections in Vermont

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Vermont law required a majority for election, which frequently mandated runoff elections. The 2nd, and 3rd districts both required second elections in this election cycle, and the 3rd district required a third election.

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates[a]
Vermont 1
"Southwestern district"
Gideon Olin Democratic-Republican 1802 Incumbent re-elected. Gideon Olin (Democratic-Republican) 56.1%
Jonas Galusha (Democratic-Republican) 24.0%
Chauncey Langdon 18.6%
Others 1.4%
Vermont 2
"Southeastern district"
James Elliot Federalist 1802 Incumbent re-elected. First ballot (September 4, 1804):
James Elliot (Federalist) 41.9%
Samuel Fletcher (Federalist) 15.6%
Mark Richards (Democratic-Republican) 15.5%
Pascal P. Enos (Democratic-Republican) 12.1%
Aaron Leland (Democratic-Republican) 4.3%
Lewis R. Morris (Federalist) 3.1%
Elias Keyes (Democratic-Republican) 2.9%
Paul Brigham (Democratic-Republican) 1.4%
Others 3.1%

Second ballot (December 18, 1804):
James Elliot (Federalist) 62.0%
Mark Richards (Democratic-Republican) 36.4%
Others 1.6%
Vermont 3
"Northeastern district"
William Chamberlain Federalist 1802 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
First ballot (September 4, 1804):
William Chamberlain (Federalist) 48.0%
James Fisk (Democratic-Republican) 38.4%
Nathaniel Niles (Democratic-Republican) 9.9%
Samuel C. Crafts (Democratic-Republican) 2.6%
Others 1.2%

Second ballot (December 18, 1804):
William Chamberlain (Federalist) 49.3%
James Fisk (Democratic-Republican) 49.1%
Others 1.6%

Third ballot (March 25, 1805):
James Fisk (Democratic-Republican) 56.1%
William Chamberlain (Federalist) 42.7%
Others 1.2%
Vermont 4
"Northwestern district"
Martin Chittenden Federalist 1802 Incumbent re-elected. Martin Chittenden (Federalist) 50.4%
Ezra Butler (Democratic-Republican) 46.7%
Others 3.0%

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  1. ^ Only candidates with at least 1% of the vote listed