1918 New York gubernatorial election

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New York gubernatorial election, 1918

← 1916 November 5, 1918 1920 →
  AlfredSmith.png CharlesSWhitman.jpg 3x4.svg
Nominee Al Smith Charles S. Whitman Charles W. Ervin
Party Democratic Republican Socialist
Running mate Harry C. Walker Edward Schoeneck Ella Reeve Bloor
Popular vote 1,009,936 995,094 121,705
Percentage 47.36% 46.66% 5.71%

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County results

Governor before election

Charles S. Whitman

Elected Governor

Al Smith

The 1918 New York gubernatorial election took place on November , 1918, to elect the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of New York, concurrently with elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.

New York City alderman Al Smith was elected to the first of his five terms as Governor.

Republican primary[edit]



New York gubernatorial Republican primary, 1918[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles S. Whitman 295,471 71.31%
Republican Merton E. Lewis 118,879 28.69%
Total votes 414,350 100%

Democratic primary[edit]



New York gubernatorial Democratic primary, 1918[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Al Smith 199,752 85.91%
Democratic William C. Osborn 32,761 14.09%
Total votes 232,513 100%

Independents and third parties[edit]

Socialist Party of America[edit]

  • Charles W. Ervin

Socialist Labor Party of America[edit]

General election[edit]


Gubernatorial election in New York, 1918[3]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage
Democratic Al Smith / Harry C. Walker 1,009,936 47.36%
Republican Charles S. Whitman / Edward Schoeneck 995,094 46.66%
Socialist Charles W. Ervin / Ella Reeve Bloor 121,705 5.71%
Socialist Labor Olive M. Johnson / August Gillhaus 5,183 0.24%
Write-ins Write-ins 530 0.02%
Totals 2,132,448 100.00%
Democratic Gain


  1. ^ "New York gubernatorial Republican primary, 1918".
  2. ^ "New York gubernatorial Democratic primary, 1918".
  3. ^ "1918 New York Gubernatorial Election Results".