1824 Massachusetts's 10th congressional district special election

A special election was held in Massachusetts's 10th congressional district to fill a vacancy caused by John Bailey (DR) being declared not eligible for the seat which he'd won the previous year on March 24, 1824.[1] The election was held on August 30, 1824, with additional ballots held on November 1 and November 29 due to a majority not being achieved on the first or second ballot.

Election resultsEdit

Candidate Party First ballot[2] Second ballot[3] Third ballot[4]
Votes Percent Votes Percent Votes Percent
John Bailey Adams-Clay Republican 871 47.3% 1,112 42.1% 1,661 50.1%
Sher Leland Democratic-Republican 567 30.8%
Richard Sullivan Federalist 672 25.5%
Rufus G. Amory Unknown 1,038 31.3%
Samuel Bugbee Unknown 643 24.4% 472 14.2%
Scattering 402 21.9% 213 8.1% 147 4.4%

Bailey was seated again December 13, 1824.[1]

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