1791 United States House of Representatives elections in Vermont

Vermont was admitted at the end of the First Congress, with the admission taking effect at the start of the Second Congress. Vermont was entitled to elect two representatives. Vermont law at the time required a majority to win an office. In the 1st district, no candidate won a majority, necessitating a run-off.

1791 United States House of Representatives elections in Vermont
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July 13, 1791 (1791-07-13) and September 6, 1791 (1791-09-06) 1793 →

All 2 Vermont seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Anti-Administration Pro-Administration
Seats won 2 0
District Result Candidates[1]
Vermont 1
"Western Division"
First member elected.
Anti-Administration win.
First ballot (July 13, 1791):
Matthew Lyon (Anti-Administration?) 28.7%
Israel Smith (Anti-Administration) 24.6%
Isaac Tichenor (Pro-Administration) 22.7%
Samuel Hitchcock 18.1%
Ira Allen 2.3%
Ebenezer Marvin 1.6%
Gideon Olin 1.3%
Others 0.7%

Second ballot (September 6, 1791):
Israel Smith (Anti-Administration) 68.4%
Matthew Lyon (Anti-Administration?) 29.4%
Isaac Tichenor 2.2%
Vermont 2
"Eastern Division"
First member elected.
Anti-Administration win.
Nathaniel Niles (Anti-Administration)[2]
Stephen Jacob
Daniel Buck (Pro-Administration)

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  1. ^ Only candidates with at least 1% of the vote listed
  2. ^ Source does not give numbers of votes or has incomplete data