1841 Chicago mayoral election
|Elections in Illinois|
The 1840 Chicago mayoral election saw Democrat Francis Cornwall Sherman defeat Whig Isaac R. Gavin by a 4.7% margin of victory.
The election was held on March 5.
Prior elections had been conducted in a manner requiring voters to state their party preference upon entering their polling place. This election was conducted in a manner which provided voters more privacy/anonymity than the previous four mayoral elections had.
|Democratic||Francis Cornwall Sherman||460||52.33|
|Whig||Isaac R. Gavin||419||47.67|
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