On January 7-11, 1789, Maryland's voters voted for eight at-large electors, five for the Western Shore and three for the Eastern Shore. Two electoral slates ran.
The federalist ticket:
The antifederalist ticket:
A number of scattered candidates also received votes, with a total of 385 votes for the Western Shore and 235 for the Eastern Shore. This total does not count Thomas Johnson, running as an antifederalist for the Western Shore, who took most of O'Neale's votes in Anne Arundel and Prince George's Counties, netting 718 in all.
A rough estimate of the average county returns are as follows. The vote was loose enough to where this can not be considered authoritative, but not loose enough to discount any sort of party polarization.
|Total||5563 (71.41%)||2227 (28.59%)|
The federalist ticket was elected, and voted for Washington and Harrison on February 4, with the exception of Plater and Richardson, who did not vote.