The 1871 California gubernatorial election was held on September 6, 1871, to elect the governor of California. Incumbent Henry Haight lost his bid for reelection.
|Democratic||Henry Huntly Haight (incumbent)||57,520||47.89|
|Republican gain from Democratic|
- ^ "Our Campaigns - CA Governor Race - Sep 06, 1871". Retrieved April 24, 2016.