The City of Desert Hot Springs consolidates with the Riverside County Registrar of Voters for all municipal elections. Elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in even-numbered years (every two years). The City Clerk serves as the local elections official.
The City of Desert Hot Springs has five elected officials including the Mayor and four (4) members of the City Council. Commencing in 2020, the directly elected Mayor shall serve a four-year term with a term limit of two terms pursuant to Measure "V" passed by the voters in November 2018. Members of the City Council are elected for a four-year term.
The next General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. The nomination period for this election is Monday, July 18, 2022 through Thursday, August 11, 2022.
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. Please visit our Districting Webpage for more information.
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