The 1882 United States elections occurred in the middle of Republican President Chester A. Arthur's term, during the Third Party System. Arthur had become president on September 19, 1881, upon the death of his predecessor, James Garfield. Members of the 48th United States Congress were chosen in this election. Democrats won control of the House, while Republicans won control of the Senate.
|← 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 → |
|Election day||November 7|
|Incumbent president||Chester A. Arthur (Republican)|
|Overall control||Republican gain|
|Seats contested||26 of 76 seats|
|Net seat change||Democratic -1|
|Overall control||Democratic gain|
|Seats contested||All 325 voting seats|
|Net seat change||Democratic +59|
|1882 House of Representatives election results
- Not counting special elections.
- Congressional seat gain figures only reflect the results of the regularly-scheduled elections, and do not take special elections into account.
- "Party Divisions of the House of Representatives". United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- "Party Division in the Senate, 1789-Present". United States Senate. Retrieved 25 June 2014.