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METHODS OF ELECTING ELECTORS 1800-1832


 

1832

1828

1824

1820

1816

1812

1808

1804

1800

1.        Alabama

V

V

V

L

\

\

\

\

\

2.        Connecticut

V

V

V

V

L

L

L

L

L

3.        Delaware

V

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

4.        Georgia

V

V

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

5.        Illinois

V

V

D

D

\

\

\

\

\

6.        Indiana

V

V

V

L

L

\

\

\

\

7.        Kentucky

V

V

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

8.        Louisiana

V

V

L

L

L

L

\

\

\

9.        Maine

V

V/D

V/D

V/D

\

\

\

\

\

10.     Maryland

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

11.     Mass.

V

V

V

D

L

D

L

D

L

12.     Mississippi

V

V

V

V

\

\

\

\

\

13.     Missouri

V

V

D

L

\

\

\

\

\

14.     N.H.

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

L

15.     New Jersey

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

L

16.     New York

V

D

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

17.     N.C.

V

V

V

V

V

L

D

D

D

18.     Ohio

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

\

19.     Penn.

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

L

20.     R.I.

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

21.     S.C.

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

22.     Tennessee

V

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

L/D

23.     Vermont

V

V

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

24.     Virginia

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V



V = Qualified Male Voters chose the electors at large

D = Qualified Male Voters chose the electors by district, (there was usually one district for each of the state's designated electors)

L = State Legislatures chose the presidential electors


Note: Maine elected two electors "at large" while seven were chosen at the district level.

[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]



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