1840 New York gubernatorial election

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New York gubernatorial election, 1840

← 1838 November 2-4, 1840 1842 →
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Nominee William H. Seward William C. Bouck
Party Whig Democratic
Running mate Luther Bradish Daniel S. Dickinson
Popular vote 222,011 216,808
Percentage 50.29% 49.11%

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County Results

Governor before election

William H. Seward

Elected Governor

William H. Seward

The 1840 New York gubernatorial election was held from November 2 to 4, 1840, to elect the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of New York.


1840 General election results
Governor candidate Running Mate Party Popular Vote
William H. Seward Luther Bradish Whig 222,011 (50.29%)
William C. Bouck Daniel S. Dickinson Democratic 216,808 (49.11%)
Gerrit Smith Charles O. Shepard Liberty 2,662 (0.60%)