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Inhabitants of Nice voting in a plebiscite on whether their district will become part of France

France, 1857, zoomable map
04/15/1860 to 04/16/1860
The plebiscite through which inhabitants of Nice could confirm or reject their planned transfer from Piedmont-Sardinia to France took place over a Sunday and Monday, April 15 and 16, 1860, with a simple "yes" or "no" the only response on the ballot.  The results for Nice were announced on April 28, 1860 with 6,810 "yes" votes against only 11 "no' votes confirming the transfer to French control.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Sarah Wambaugh, James Brown Scott,  A Monograph on Plebiscites: with a collection of official documents (New York: Oxford University Press, 1920), 579. 

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