1830 Louisiana gubernatorial special election
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Nominee Andre B. Roman W. S. Hamilton Armand Beauvais
Party Whig Democratic Whig
Electoral vote 59
Popular vote 3,638 2,701 1,478
Percentage 45.49% 33.77% 14.95%

Governor before election

Jacques Dupré
Whig

Elected Governor

Andre B. Roman
Whig

The 1830 Louisiana gubernatorial special election was the sixth gubernatorial election to take place after Louisiana achieved statehood. Under Article III Sec 2 of the 1812 Constitution of the State of Louisiana the Governor was elected in two steps. On the first Monday in July, eligible voters went to the polls and voted. The returns were sent to the President of the Louisiana State Senate. On the second day of the session of the Louisiana State Legislature, the Louisiana House of Representatives and Senate met in joint session and voted between the top two candidates. The candidate who received a majority in General Assembly became governor. This particular election was called after the death of Governor Pierre Derbigny

Results

Popular Vote[1]

Party Candidate Votes received Percentage
Whig Andre B. Roman 3,638 45.49%
Democratic W. S. Hamilton 2,701 33.77%
Whig Armand Beauvais 1,196 14.95%
Democratic David A. Randall 463 5.79%
Total Vote 7,998

General Assembly Vote[1]

Candidate Votes received Percentage
Andre B. Roman 59 96.72%
Blank 2 3.28%
Total Vote 61
Preceded by
1828 Louisiana gubernatorial election
Louisiana gubernatorial elections Succeeded by
1834 Louisiana gubernatorial election

References

  1. ^ a b Jeanne Frois. 2006. Louisiana Almanac, 2006–2007 Edition. Gretna, La: Pelican Pub. Co. p.547