City of Palm Desert General Municipal Elections are conducted in November of even-numbered years.  The next General Election will be held on November 6, 2018.  Please see the downloadable reference documents on the right-hand side of this page:  1) City Council Resolution No. 2018-38 - Calling for the 2018 General Municipal Election; 2) Resolution No. 2018-39 - Requesting Consolidation with Riverside County in the November 6, 2018, Statewide General Election; 3) Resolution No. 2018-40 - Regarding Regulations for Candidates' Statements in the General Municipal Election; 4) Legal Notice of General Municipal Election.

The City Council Candidate Nomination Filing Period begins Monday, July 16, 2018, and ends Friday, August 10, 2018, during regular business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  An appointment with the City Clerk's Office for this purpose is required.  If an incumbent fails to file by Friday, August 10, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., non-incumbents shall have until Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. to file Nomination Documents; an appointment during this timeframe is also required.

At its regular meeting of July 12, 2018, the Palm Desert City Council adopted Resolution No. 2018-61, submitting to the qualified voters of the City at the November 6, 2018, General Municipal Election a Measure proposing Ordinance No. 1339, Establishing a Tax on Cannabis Businesses Operating Within the City of Palm Desert.  Full copy of Resolution No. 2018-61 is available in the "Resources" section on the right-hand side of this page.

Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 73510 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260, or by telephone at (760) 346-0611, ext. 304, with any questions.

For more information on the election process in general please check out these helpful nonpartisan resources:

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