RIVERSIDE —Approximately 11,393 vote-by-mail ballots are being mailed to voters for the city of Rancho Mirage general municipal mail ballot election on April 14.

To be counted, completed ballots must be received at the Registrar of Voters office no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day, or be postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than three days after Election Day.

Vote-by-mail ballots can be returned through the postal service or deposited in vote-by-mail drop-off boxes located at the Rancho Mirage City Clerk’s office or the Registrar of Voters office.

Early voting at the Registrar of Voters office is underway  and continues Monday through Friday (excluding county holidays), from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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. If you have any questions about your eligibility to vote, please contact the registrar’s office at (951) 486-7200.

There are four people on the ballot, two incumbents and two challengers. The incumbents are Richard Kite and Ted Weill. The pair of challengers are Stephen Jaffe and Maggie Lockridge.

Both opponents took high-profile opposition to keep In-N-Out from opening a burger shop in the city. The City Council voted 4-0 to approve the drive-thru eatery at the northeast corner of Highway 111 and Magnesia Falls Drive in the Rancho Las Palmas shopping center.

Mayor Pro Tem G. Dana Hobart did not vote due to what he called a “personal non-financial interest,” according to City Council minutes.


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