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Municipal Elections
The five members of the City Council are elected by citizens of Rancho Mirage via the City’s General Municipal Elections. City of Rancho Mirage General Municipal Elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each even-numbered year. Council Members are elected to four-year terms (no term limits imposed) with voting Citywide and elections alternating every two years.  The Mayor is appointed every year on a rotational basis by the City Council.  The next City of Rancho  Mirage General Municipal Election will be held on November 5, 2024.

Register to Vote
To register to vote or check voter registration status, please visit the Riverside County Registrar of Voters Office  website (https://voteinfo.net/) or California Secretary of State website (https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/).

Upcoming Elections
2024 General Municipal Election - November 5, 2024

The City of Rancho Mirage will hold a General Municipal Election on November 5, 2024.

Offices & Terms to be Filled
 2 City Council Seats (4-year terms)

Qualifications for Office
Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and a registered voter residing in Rancho Mirage city limits at the time nomination papers are issued.

Pre-Nomination Activities
Prior to soliciting or receiving any contributions related to candidacy, a Candidate Intention Statement (FPPC Form 501) must be filed with the City Clerk. Depending on the amount of contributions anticipated to be received, a Statement of Organization (FPPC Form 410) may be required to be filed with the California Secretary of State. Please refer to the instructions on the FPPC Form 410 to determine if it is required.  FPPC  (Fair Political Practices Commission) forms are located here:  FPPC Forms

Nomination Period
All candidates are required to make an appointment with the City Clerk to obtain and file nomination papers. Nomination papers may only be issued during the nomination period.

The nomination period for this election is Monday, July 15, 2024, through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2024.  If an incumbent does not file for re-election by August 9, 2024, the nomination period extends to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2024, for persons other than incumbents.

To make an appointment to obtain nomination papers, please contact the City Clerk via email to KristieR@RanchoMirageCA.gov or by calling (760) 324-4511. Appointments take place at City Hall, located at 69-825 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270.

Campaign Regulations
For information regarding election campaign regulations, please visit the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) website located here: FPPC Campaign Rules

Campaign Contribution Limits
The 2023-2024 campaign contribution limit per contributor, per election, is $5,500 (Assembly Bill 571).

Voter Registration
To register to vote or check registration status, please visit the California Secretary of State website located here: Voter Registration

Additional information will be added to this webpage as it becomes available.

If you have questions regarding the November 5, 2024, Rancho Mirage General Municipal Election, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (760) 324-4511.