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: