Voter information guides on the way for March 2 City of Cathedral City special municipal measure election

CATHEDRAL CITY — Approximately 26,000 voter information guides started going out to Cathedral City voters today, Jan. 29, for the Cathedral City special municipal measure election on March 2.

Material in the voter information guide will help voters make informed choices. Voters may mark their selections on the voter information guide and use it to help them complete their official ballot. The Registrar of Voters recommends that voters review the materials before casting an official ballot. If voters do not receive an information guide in the mail, it will be available online at starting on Feb. 1.  Voters also may call the registrar’s office at (951) 486-7200 or (800) 773-8683 to request a mailed copy.

The March 2 election is not a countywide election. Registered voters in the City of Cathedral City are eligible to cast votes in this election. For questions about your eligibility to vote, contact the registrar’s office at (951) 486-7200.

Ballot drop-off locations are printed in the voter information guide. A Spanish-language version of the guide will be available at and a copy can be mailed upon request.

Below is a list of important deadlines for the March 2 election:

  • Feb. 1 – First day of early voting in the Registrar of Voters’ office and first day the registrar will mail vote-by-mail ballots to voters.
  • Feb. 16 – Last day to register to vote or change political party preference for the March 2 election.
  • Feb. 23 – Last day the registrar may accept mailed requests for vote-by-mail ballots.  After Feb. 23, voters must go to the registrar’s office to request and pick up a vote-by-mail ballot.  Voters who have requested but not received a vote-by-mail ballot by Feb. 23 should contact the registrar’s office at (951) 486-7200.

March 2 – Election Day

Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.  Vote-by-mail ballots must be received by the elections official, no later than the close of the polls on election day or be postmarked on or before election day and received no later than three days after election day to be counted.

If you want  to register, update your address, or change your political party preference, you must complete a voter registration application and submit it by Feb. 16. You can register online at or request a paper application by calling (951) 486-7200.

Special Note: Effective Jan. 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. An eligible voter would need to register directly at any polling place to conditionally register to vote and vote a provisional ballot.



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