1812 United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina

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South Carolina gained one representative as a result of the 1810 Census, increasing from 8 seats to 9. Its elections were held October 12–13, 1812.

District Incumbent This race
Representative Party First elected Results Candidates
South Carolina 1
"Charleston district"
Langdon Cheves Democratic-Republican 1810 Incumbent re-elected. Langdon Cheves (Democratic-Republican) 65.3%
John Rutledge Jr. (Federalist) 34.7%
South Carolina 2
"Beaufort district"
William Lowndes
Redistricted from the 4th district
Democratic-Republican 1810 Incumbent re-elected. William Lowndes (Democratic-Republican) 84.5%[a]
Stephen Elliot (Federalist) 15.5%[1]
South Carolina 3
"Georgetown district"
None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
Theodore Gourdin (Democratic-Republican)[b]
James Ervin (Democratic-Republican)
Benjamin Huger (Federalist)
South Carolina 4
"Orangeburgh district"
None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
John J. Chappell (Democratic-Republican) 63.1%
Edmund Bacon (Democratic-Republican) 29.5%
John Bynum (Democratic-Republican) 7.4%
South Carolina 5
"Newberry district"
None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
David R. Evans (Democratic-Republican)
Unopposed
South Carolina 6
"Abbeville district"
John C. Calhoun Democratic-Republican 1810 Incumbent re-elected. John C. Calhoun (Democratic-Republican)
Unopposed
South Carolina 7
"Pendleton district"
Elias Earle
Redistricted from the 8th district
Democratic-Republican 1805 (Special)
1806 (Lost)
1810
Incumbent re-elected. Elias Earle (Democratic-Republican)
William Hunter (Democratic-Republican)[c]
South Carolina 8
"Chester district"
Thomas Moore
Redistricted from the 7th district
Democratic-Republican 1800 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
Samuel Farrow (Democratic-Republican)[c]
James Duff (Federalist)
South Carolina 9
"Sumter district"
None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
John Kershaw (Democratic-Republican)[c]
William Mayrant (Democratic-Republican)
Charles Richardson (Democratic-Republican)

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  1. ^ Percent based on partial returns.
  2. ^ Vote totals unavailable, source states that Gourdin won by 174 votes.
  3. ^ a b c Numbers of votes missing or incomplete in source(s).

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