The 1842 Philadelphia mayoral election saw the reelection of John Morin Scott.
1842 Philadelphia mayoral election
Beginning in 1839, the city operated under a mixed electoral system. Citizens voted for mayor in a general election. If a candidate receive a majority of the vote, they would be elected mayor. However, if no candidate received a majority, the City Council would select a mayor from the top-two finishers.
1842 Philadelphia mayoral election results
|John Morin Scott (incumbent)