A special election was held in Maine's 5th congressional district was held on September 11, 1826 to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of Enoch Lincoln (A) in January, having been elected Governor of Maine. As a majority was not achieved on the first ballot, a second election was held November 27.
|Candidate||Party||First ballot||Second ballot|
|James W. Ripley||Jacksonian||1,563||49.8%||623||54.1%|
|Samuel A. Bradley||Unknown||448||14.3%||407||35.3%|
Ripley took his seat December 4, 1826. With his election, the 5th district changed from Adams Party control to Jacksonian control.