1820 Presidential Election Interactive Map

118 electoral votes to win

Change history with the 1820 presidential election interactive map.

Update a state winner by clicking it to rotate through candidates. Alternately, select a candidate color in the Map Color Palette, then select states to apply. Use the edit button in the Palette to update candidate information.

Split electoral vote states - if any - are not interactive. Use the table below the map to make changes.

For full details, see the user guide.

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Other: Faithless votes for someone not on the ballot or available votes not cast

Split Electoral Votes

States shown here did not allocate all their available electoral votes to one candidate. The historical split can be edited in this table. You can also use the drop down menu to split other states.

'Other' electoral votes can only be reallocated or removed.

Removing the split () will set the state to undecided and make it interactive on the map.

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1820 Actual Election Results

Candidate Party Electoral Votes
James Monroe (I) Democratic-Republican 231
John Quincy Adams Democratic-Republican 1
Other: See Election Facts Below 3

1820 Election Facts

  • Welcome: Alabama, Illinois, Maine, Mississippi and Missouri become states during this election cycle
  • Monroe won every state; one Elector selected Adams so the result was not unanimous
  • One Elector each from Mississippi, Pennsylvania and Tennessee died & those votes were not cast
  • Monroe won New Hampshire; however one elector cast a vote for Adams
  • Issues of the Day: Slavery (Missouri Compromise)