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November 5, 2019, General Municipal Election

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Election Results

Election Results

 The Riverside County Registrar of Voters office certified the results of the November 5, 2019 consolidated election on November 21, 2019, and forwarded the results to the Board of Supervisors. The City's certified election results will be presented to the City Council at its meeting on December 4, 2019, and the newly-elected Councilmembers will be sworn into office at the same meeting.

City Council, District One; Voter Turnout 40.61%

 Candidate Name
 Ballots Cast
 Percentage
Grace Elena Garner
 843  49.71%
 Les Young
 546  32.19%
 Scott Myer
 269  15.86%
 Michael Shogren
 35  2.06%
 Total Votes
 1,696  

City Council, District Two; Voter Turnout, 41.44%

 Candidate Name
 Ballots Cast
 Percentage
Dennis Woods
 1,261  54.03%
 Adrian Alcantar
 584  25.02%
 Peter J. Maietta
 481  20.61%
 Total Votes
 2,334  

City Council, District Three; Voter Turnout, 41.86%

 Candidate Name
 Ballots Cast
 Percentage
 Geoff Kors
 1,564  75.23%
 Alan "Alfie" Pettit
 356  17.12%
 Michael J. Dilger
 133  6.40%
 Total Votes
 2,079  

City of Palm Springs, General Municipal Election

The City of Palm Springs will hold a General Municipal Election on November 5, 2019, for the purpose of electing three City Councilmembers - one each from Districts 1, 2, and 3. This election will begin the first phase of the City's transition to district-based elections. The transition will be fully complete following the November 2020 election when City Councilmembers are elected from Districts 4 and 5. Download our brochure to learn more about the districting process. Download printable maps for District 1 (8.5X11), District 2 (8.5X11), District 3 (8.5X11) or high resolution maps intended for printing poster size, District 1, District 2, and District 3.

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Voter Registration/Eligibility

Register to VoteCalifornia Elections Code Section 2000, et al., states that every person at least 18 years of age who qualifies under the California Constitution and complies with the Elections Code governing the registration of electors may vote at any election held within the territory within which he or she resides and the election is held.

Voter Status

I own a second home in Palm Springs. Can I vote in the upcoming election?

As mentioned above, a citizen may vote in elections in which he or she resides. California Elections Code Section 349 defines "Residence" for voting purposes means a person's domicile. A domicile of a person is that place in which his or her habitation is fixed, wherein the person has the intention of remaining, and to which, whenever he or she is absent, the person has the intention of returning. At a given time, a person may only have one domicile.

If you determine that your residence is located within the City's limits and you are at least 18 years of age at the time of the election, you are encouraged to verify your voter registration status and/or register to vote.

Voter Information Guides

Voter Information Guides prepared by the Riverside County Registrar of Voters are now available for download. The County will begin mailing printed copies on Thursday, September 26, 2019. Additional hard copies are available in the City Clerk's Office.

Polling Locations, Open from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

District 1:

  • James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center
    480 W Tramview Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • Demuth Community Center
    3601 E Mesquite Avenue, Palm Springs, CA 92264

District 2:

  • Desert AIDS Project
    1695 N Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • Palm Springs Fire Department Training Center
    3000 E Alejo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262

District 3:

  • Church of St. Paul of the Desert
    125 W El Alameda, Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • Palm Springs Public Library - Learning Room
    300 S Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Vote-By-Mail Ballot Drop-Off Location:

  • Palm Springs City Hall - City Clerk's Office
    3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
    Special Hours: City Hall will be open from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Election Day,
    Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

Voters may drop-off their vote-by-mail/absentee ballots at City Hall during normal hours at anytime leading up to, and including Election Day. Voters do NOT need to include postage on the envelope.

Roster of Qualified Candidates

The following individuals have qualified to appear on the ballot and provided the following contact information for their candidacy. The order of names is based on the Secretary of State's randomized alphabet and reflect the same order as the will appear on the ballot.

District 1

District 2

District 3

Click here to download the official Notice of Nominees for Public Office.

Sign Regulations

The City of Palm Springs has regulations regarding the installation of temporary signs, including political campaign signs. Click here to download information regarding the placement of signs in residential, commercial, and industrial zones. Please note that signs are not to be placed in the public right-of-way or public property.

Candidate Nomination Documents

Below are the Nomination Documents for City Council candidates.

2019 Campaign Nomination Documents

Open Committee Campaign Disclosure Forms

Below are the open committee campaign disclosure documents. Terminated committee forms may be inspected and duplicated by contacting the City Clerk's Office.


Open Committee Campaign Disclosure Forms