1840 Presidential Election Interactive Map

148 electoral votes to win

Change history with the 1840 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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Van Buren

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.

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

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1840 Actual Election Results

Candidate Party Electoral Votes Popular Votes
William H. Harrison Whig 234 1,275,016
Martin Van Buren (I) Democratic 60 1,129,102

1840 Election Facts

  • Vice-Presidential Succession: Harrison died on April 4, 1841, replaced by John Tyler
  • Issues of the Day: Panic of 1837