RANCHO MIRAGE — Monday, March 30 is the deadline for residents to register to vote and be eligible to cast a ballot in the April 14 City of Rancho Mirage mail ballot election.

Registration applications submitted online by clicking here prior to midnight Monday will be honored, as will paper forms postmarked by the deadline. Paper applications are available at the Riverside County Registrar of Voters’ office, Department of Motor Vehicles offices, post offices and public libraries.

The April 14 election encompasses all of the City of Rancho Mirage and is not a countywide election. It is also an all mail-ballot election, so there will be no established polling places.

There are four candidates on the ballot. Two of them — Richard Kite and Ted Weill — are incumbents. Stephen Jaffe and Maggie Lockridge are challenging them. There are two seats up for grabs.

The Registrar of Voters drop box is available 24 hours a day for registration card drop-off at 2720 Gateway Drive in Riverside The forms contain personal information, so to help ensure confidentiality and that they are received on time, the Registrar of Voters encourages voters to personally deliver or mail completed forms to the registrar’s office, while keeping the deadline in mind.

California residents may register to vote if they are U.S. citizens, at least 18 years old by Election Day, not adjudicated as mentally incompetent and not precluded because of certain criminal convictions. A person must re-register to vote after moving, changing names or changing political party preference.

Call the registrar’s office at (951) 486-7200 if you have any questions about your eligibility to vote.

Special Note: Effective January 1, 2017, Conditional Voter Registration is available to eligible voters in California pursuant to Election Codes 2170 through 2173. Conditional Voter Registration (CVR) extends the existing 15-day registration deadline to eligible voters, allowing them to register and vote 14 days prior to an election through Election Day.

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