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1810–1811 United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts

Massachusetts held its elections November 5, 1810. Massachusetts law required a majority for election. This was not met in the 15th district necessitating a second election on April 1, 1811.

District Incumbent This race
Representative Party First elected Results Candidates[a]
Massachusetts 1
"Suffolk district"
Josiah Quincy Federalist 1804 Incumbent re-elected. Josiah Quincy (Federalist) 68.9%
David Tilden (Democratic-Republican) 31.1%
Massachusetts 2
"Essex South district"
Benjamin Pickman Jr. Federalist 1808 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Federalist hold.
William Reed (Federalist) 53.6%
Daniel Kilham (Democratic-Republican) 46.4%
Massachusetts 3
"Essex North district"
Edward St. Loe Livermore Federalist 1806 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Federalist hold.
Leonard White (Federalist) 62.6%
Thomas Kitteridge (Democratic-Republican) 33.5%
Nehemiah Cleveland (Federalist) 3.9%
Massachusetts 4
"Middlesex district"
Joseph Bradley Varnum Democratic-Republican 1794 Incumbent re-elected. Joseph Bradley Varnum (Democratic-Republican) 69.2%
Loammi Baldwin Jr. (Federalist) 30.8%
Massachusetts 5
"Hampshire South district"
William Ely Federalist 1804 Incumbent re-elected. William Ely (Federalist) 70.4%
Samuel Fowler (Democratic-Republican) 29.0%
Massachusetts 6
"Hampshire North district"
Samuel Taggart Federalist 1803 Incumbent re-elected. Samuel Taggart (Federalist) 72.1%
Solomon Snead (Democratic-Republican) 27.9%
Massachusetts 7
"Plymouth district"
Charles Turner Jr. Democratic-Republican 1808 Incumbent re-elected. Charles Turner Jr. (Democratic-Republican) 53.5%
William Baylies (Federalist) 46.5%
Massachusetts 8
"Barnstable district"
Gideon Gardner Democratic-Republican 1808 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Isaiah L. Green (Democratic-Republican) 57.1%
Francis Rotch (Federalist) 42.7%
Massachusetts 9
"Bristol district"
Laban Wheaton Federalist 1808 Incumbent re-elected. Laban Wheaton (Federalist) 51.8%
Nathaniel Morton (Democratic-Republican) 48.0%
Massachusetts 10
"Worcester South district"
Joseph Allen Federalist 1810 (Special) Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Federalist hold.
Elijah Brigham (Federalist) 53.5%
John Spurr (Democratic-Republican) 46.4%
Massachusetts 11
"Worcester North district"
Abijah Bigelow Federalist 1810 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Abijah Bigelow (Federalist) 70.6%
Timothy Whiting (Democratic-Republican) 28.5%
Massachusetts 12
"Berkshire district"
Ezekiel Bacon Democratic-Republican 1807 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Ezekiel Bacon (Democratic-Republican) 56.1%
Thomas Ives (Democratic-Republican) 43.9%
Massachusetts 13
"Norfolk district"
Ebenezer Seaver Democratic-Republican 1803 Incumbent re-elected. Ebenezer Seaver (Democratic-Republican) 63.2%
Timothy Jackson (Federalist) 21.2%
James Richardson 10.2%
James Mann 4.2%
Others 1.2%
Massachusetts 14
"York district," District of Maine
Richard Cutts Democratic-Republicans 1801 Incumbent re-elected. Richard Cutts (Democratic-Republican) 62.7%
Cyrus King (Federalist) 37.3%
Massachusetts 15
"Cumberland district," District of Maine
Ezekiel Whitman Federalist 1808 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
First ballot
November 5, 1810
Ezekiel Whitman (Federalist) 47.8%[b]
William Widgery (Democratic-Republican) 47.8%[b]
Others 4.4%

Second ballot
April 1, 1811
William Widgery (Democratic-Republican) 53.2%
Ezekiel Whitman (Federalist) 46.8%
Massachusetts 16
"Lincoln district," District of Maine
Orchard Cook Democratic-Republican 1804 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Peleg Tallman (Democratic-Republican) 61.1%
Alden Bradford (Federalist) 38.9%
Massachusetts 17
"Kennebec district," District of Maine
Barzillai Gannett Democratic-Republican 1808 Incumbent re-elected. Barzillai Gannett (Democratic-Republican) 60.5%
Thomas Rice (Federalist) 39.5%

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  1. ^ Only candidates with at least 1% of the vote listed.
  2. ^ a b Tied