November 3, 2020, General Municipal Election

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City of Palm Springs, General Municipal Election

The City of Palm Springs will hold a General Municipal Election on November 3, 2020, for the purpose of electing two City Councilmembers - one each from Districts 4 and District 5. This election will complete the City's transition to district-based elections. Download our brochure to learn more about the districting process.

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Nomination Period is Now Open!

If you are interested in running for City Council, Districts 4 or 5, the nomination period is now open! Please contact the City Clerk's Office to schedule an appointment to receive nomination papers. The official nomination period begins Monday, July 6 through Friday, August 7, 2020.

 The City Clerk's Office will be open on Friday, August 7, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the sole purpose of issuing and/or filing of nomination papers.

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.

New Candidate Information & Presentation

If you are interested in running for City Council, you are encouraged to review the New Candidate Presentation for a summary of the initial paperwork required to begin campaigning.  Potential candidates are encouraged to make an appointment with the City Clerk to review these documents before filing. Please note that the City Clerk is the local filing official, but may not answer technical questions regarding the FPPC Forms. You are encouraged to review the FPPC Campaign Manual and to contact the FPPC directly at 1-866-ASK-FPPC (1-866-275-3772). Telephone advice is available Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Warning Regarding Nomination Signatures

Please note that a person may only sign one nomination form. If a person signs more than one
nomination, the candidate which submits their nomination form first will receive that nomination. Any
subsequent candidate which submits the same signature will not have the nomination counted towards
their minimum signature requirement.

Elections Code Section 8069, Sign only one paper; exceptions.

“No signer shall, at the time of signing a certificate, have his or her name signed to any other
nomination paper for any other candidate for the same office....”

Sign Regulations

The City of Palm Springs has regulations regarding the installation of temporary 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.

Important Dates

  • July 31, 2020: FPPC Form 460, Semi-Annual Campaign Statements Due.
  • July 6 - August 7, 2020: Nomination Period.
  • August 13, 2020: Randomized Alphabet Drawing by Secretary of State
  • September 24, 2020: FPPC Form 460, 1st Pre-Election Campaign Statements Due.
  • October 5, 2020: First day Vote-By-Mail (VBM) Ballots are issued.
    October 19, 2020: Last day to register to vote.
  • October 22, 2020: FPPC Form 460, 2nd Pre-Election Campaign Statements Due.
  • November 3, 2020: Election Day!

Roster of Potential Candidates

The following individuals have filed a Candidate Intention Statement (Form 501) and provided the below contact information for the November 3, 2020, General Municipal Election:

District 4

  • Christy Gilbert Holstege:; (760) 537-0773; Nomination Papers Issued
  • Michael McCulloch:; 760-327-1417; Nomination Papers Issued
  • Joseph Miller: Email TBA, Phone TBA; Nomination Papers Issued
  • Dian Torres: Email TBA, Phone TBA; Nomination Papers Issued

District 5

Candidate Nomination Documents

Below are the Nomination Documents for City Council candidates.

2020 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