San Francisco: Bunker & Hiester, 1877. xxiii,,184pp. plus three maps (one folding). Original yellow printed wrappers. Some light wear and soiling, minor chipping to spine ends. Internally clean. Very good. Item #976
Work on the election law of California, covering a broad range of material from the Constitution of the United States to information on San Francisco municipal elections. Starting from the top down, the author covers the broader federal government, the branches of state government, and then the laws relating to elections in the state of California. These include rules governing selection of electors, opening and closing the polls, "Voting, when to commence and continue," how to canvass properly, and the election protocols for various local offices. It includes a section on "Crimes Against Elective Franchise," and extracts from the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo governing Mexican citizens in the United States. The three diagrams present illustrate voting and judicial districts in San Francisco. Relatively rare, with seven copies in OCLC, four of which are in California institutions.