PALM SPRINGS — In about two months, voters will cast ballots in the local election for representatives in District 4 and District 5. Are you ready? Are you registered?  Do you know where to vote? If not, the city has set up a one-stop shop for information.

There are elections in District 4 and District 5. 

District 4 candidates are Christy Holstege, incumbent, currently serving as mayor pro tem; Mike McCulloch, a CPA and former member of the City Council; and Dian Torres, a health care worker.

In District 5, Lisa Middleton is unopposed.

Palm Springs residents can access information about the upcoming November 3, 2020 election, including details about City Council candidates, campaign disclosure reports, information about the City’s five-district voting system and much more by clicking here.

Voters can also find an online map allowing them to locate their Councilmember district along with information about Voter Assistance Centers, how to request a vote-by-mail ballot and a link to register to vote.

The deadline to register to vote is Monday, Oct. 19.

Riverside County residents will have two voting options for the Nov. 3 election:


• Every eligible registered voter will receive a vote-by-mail ballot. Ballots will be mailed beginning Oct. 5, 2020.
• Voters can verify their voter registration by clicking here or register to vote by clicking here.
• Beginning Oct. 5, 2020, voters can drop off their ballot at Palm Springs City Hall, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way and at Demuth Community Center, 3601 E. Mesquite Ave.
• Voters can track their ballots by registering here.


• In-person voting will take place over a four-day period in Riverside County to adhere to social distancing and safety guidelines associated with COVID-19. Voting will take place beginning Saturday, Oct. 31 through Tuesday, Nov. 3. The Registrar of Voters recommends voters only go to in-person voting locations if absolutely necessary due to COVID-19 public health and safety concerns.
• Palm Springs Voter Assistance Centers will be located at James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center, 480 Tramview Road and at the Demuth Community Center, 3601. E. Mesquite Ave, and at the Palm Springs Public Library, 300 S. Sunrise Way. Residents can sign up for same day voter registration at these voting centers, or drop off their ballots, or use a voting machine for in-person voting.

For more information about the upcoming election, click here.

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