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Vote.JPGThe City of Desert Hot Springs has five elected officials including the Mayor and 4 members of the City Council, elected at large. The Mayor is elected for a two-year term and members of the City Council are elected for a four-year term.

Pursuant to the Desert Hot Springs Municipal Code, the City of Desert Hot Springs conducts its Regular Municipal Election on the first Tuesday, after the first Monday in November, in odd-numbered years (every two years). The City Clerk serves as the local elections official.

The next Regular Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 for the purpose of electing the following members of the City Council:

Click here for information about the November 3, 2015 General Municipal Election



Term (Municipal Code Chapter 2.04 Article II. Elections)


2 Year Term

Currently held by incumbent Adam Sanchez

Council Member

4 Year Term

Currently held by incumbent Russell Betts

Council Member

4 Year Term

Currently held by appointed incumbent Jan Pye

Eligibility for Candidacy

To be eligible to run for City Council, you must be a registered voter of Desert Hot Springs at the time nomination papers are issued. Registered voters in Desert Hot Springs must be U.S. citizens, residents of Desert Hot Springs, 18 years of age or older on the date of the election, and not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction.


You may register to vote if you meet the following criteria:

Voter Registration Information (Riverside County Registrar of Voters)

Am I Registered to Vote?

Register to Vote Online

Voter Registration forms are available at most of the following locations throughout Desert Hot Springs and Riverside County:

Vote by Mail Ballot
Voters may request a Vote by Mail ballot by any of the following four methods:

Registrar of Voters
2724 Gateway Drive
Riverside, CA 92507

Your application must state your name, residence address in Riverside County, the address to which the ballot is to be mailed (if different than your residence), and your signature.


This site has information about the local items on the ballot as well as an online form for requesting an absentee ballot, information about polling locations, and information about touch-screen voting.

Campaign Rules, Laws, and Regulations


Office of the City Clerk
65950 Pierson Boulevard
Desert Hot Springs, California, 92240

Jerryl Soriano, CMC
City Clerk
(760) 329-6411 Ext. 107

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