The 1863 California gubernatorial election was held on September 2, 1863, to elect the governor of California. Former governor John G. Downey was unsuccessful in his bid for reelection to a second, non-consecutive term, losing to former United States Representative Frederick Low.
|Democratic||John G. Downey||44,622||40.97|
|Nonpartisan||Joshua A. Norton||1||>0.01|
- "Our Campaigns - CA Governor Race - Sep 02, 1863". Retrieved April 25, 2016.
- Low ran on the joint Republican and Unionist ticket.