On April 5, 2022, the City Council adopted Ordinance 754 approving Map 1.1 as the final district map and establishing a by-district election process commencing with the November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election. Members of the City Council shall be elected by districts 1, 2, 3, and 4, with one (1) mayor elected at-large.
Members of the City Council from Council Districts 1 and 3 shall be elected on a by-district basis beginning with the November 8, 2022, General Municipal Election and every four years thereafter.
Members of the City Council from Council Districts 2 and 4 shall be elected on a by-district basis beginning with the General Municipal Election in November 2024 and every four years thereafter. One (1) mayor shall be elected at-large in November 2024.
Only registered voters residing in the Council District may vote for candidates running for City Council in that District.
Lookup your voting district using our Interactive Mapping Tool.
This page was last updated in May 2022. The information below is provided for historical reference.
The Desert Hot Springs Municipal Code provides that members of the City Council are currently elected by at-large elections, as each member is elected by the registered voters of the entire city.
On November 1, 2021, the City received a letter asserting that the City's at-large election system may violate the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) and threatening litigation if the City does not voluntarily transition to a district-based election system for electing its City Council.
On December 8, 2021, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 2021-071 declaring its intent to transition from at-large to by-district elections.
The City will be holding public hearings and public workshops to receive public input on where district lines should be drawn. Those public workshops and public input hearings are outlined below.
Attend a Public Workshop:
The City will host public workshops on the following dates/times. You can attend in-person at City Hall located at 11999 Palm Drive or virtually via the Zoom platform.
- Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 6:00 P.M.
- Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 12:00 P.M.
- Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 6:00 P.M.
Attend a Public Hearing:
The following hearings will be held as a part of regular City Council meetings.
Submit a Public Comment Form or Send an Email:
Draft Map No. 1
FINAL Map 1.1
Draft Map No. 2
Draft Map No. 3
Draft Map No. 3.1
District Boundaries Criteria:
In accordance with the Fair Maps Act, district boundaries were drawn using the following criteria in the listed order of priority:
1) Comply with the federal requirements of equal population and the Voting Rights Act
- Demand Letter
- Demographic Profile
- Press Release - February 23, 2022 (Spanish)
- March 15, 2022: Staff Report | Agenda and Video
- March 1, 2022: Staff Report | Agenda and Video
- February 15, 2022: Staff Report | Agenda and Video
- December 8, 2021: Staff Report | Agenda and Video