- Each vote for a candidate is counted here as 1/n of a vote for that candidate's party (Federalist or Anti-Federalist), n being the number of candidates a voter was entitled to vote for.
- Federalists won in Kings, Richmond, and Suffolk, but no data are extant for these three counties. Likewise, the Anti-Federalists won in Clinton/Washington (which voted together), but no data are extant.
- The Federalist totals for Orange County have not survived.
- In New York County, the Federalist but not the Anti-Federalist sum is known; the latter can, however, be approximated.
- A total of 2,836 ballots were cast for convention members. Accordingly, even if each voter voted for nine candidates, the Federalist sum of 24,298 votes would account for all but 1,226 of (what would then be) the total number of votes, 25,524. This establishes a hard ceiling for the Anti-Federalist sum, which divided by nine and rounded is 136.
- Other hints in the data point to a figure well below this ceiling. Vote totals are reported for three Anti-Federalist candidates: Clinton 134, Willet 108, and Denning 102. "The remaining candidates held up, had not, we are informed, more than 30 votes each." New York Daily Advertiser (May 30, 1788). The figure of 58 (used here) is derived by adding to the three known Anti-Federalist totals six times thirty and then dividing by nine and rounding. However, it is not clear how many of these "remaining candidates" there were, nor is it certain that they were all Anti-Federalists.
- In Ulster, a transcription of one letter gives 1,058 rather than 1,055 for Dirck Wynkoop. The 1,055 (used here) is from the New York Journal.