1871 New York state election
|Elections in New York State|
The 1871 New York state election was held on November 7, 1871, to elect the Secretary of State, the State Comptroller, the Attorney General, the State Treasurer, the State Engineer, a Canal Commissioner and an Inspector of State Prisons, as well as all members of the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate.
The Democratic state convention met on October 4 at Rochester, New York, and re-nominated six of the seven incumbents. Only Diedrich Willers, Jr., was nominated for Secretary of State in place of Homer A. Nelson.
The incumbents Nichols, Champlain, Bristol, Richmond, Chapman and McNeil were defeated.
|Office||Republican ticket||Democratic ticket|
|Secretary of State||G. Hilton Scribner||387,119||Diedrich Willers, Jr.||368,212|
|Comptroller||Nelson K. Hopkins||387,703||Asher P. Nichols||367,127|
|Attorney General||Francis C. Barlow||387,072||Marshall B. Champlain||367,754|
|Treasurer||Thomas Raines||388,360||Wheeler H. Bristol||366,576|
|State Engineer||William B. Taylor||Van Rensselaer Richmond|
|Canal Commissioner||Alexander Barkley||387,936||George W. Chapman||366,499|
|Inspector of State Prisons||Thomas Kirkpatrick||387,359||David B. McNeil||365,650|
- THE ASSEMBLY in NYT on December 1, 1871
- Result: THE STATE ELECTION.; Official Announcement of the Result of the Vote for State Officers in NYT on December 9, 1871 [without vote for State Engineer]