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This page will serve as a central location to find current Election 2016 Information and final results. It will be updated on a regular basis. In the event that you have any further questions please contact Tracey Martinez, Deputy City Clerk, at 760-770-0322 or email at .

Cathedral City will hold a General Municipal Election on November 8, 2016. This is a regular scheduled election to elect a Mayor for a two year term and two Council Members each for a four year term.

Nomination Period will open July 18, 2016 and closes on August 12, 2016. The City Clerk’s office hours for the purpose of this Election are Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. City Hall is closed every Friday. Please note that Election Code 10224 states that nomination papers shall be filed with the City Clerk during regular business hours as posted, not later than the 88th day before the election. It is the Secretary of State’s opinion that cities whose officers are closed every Friday do not have to adjust their schedules as long as notices have met the requirements.

All nomination documents must be obtained and filed in the City Clerk’s Department, located at 68-700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, Cathedral City, during the above noted business hours. An appointment is not required, however, it is highly recommended. Nomination documents will only be issued to the Candidate or an individual that has written authorization from the Candidate to do so on their behalf. It is the Candidate’s responsibility to ensure that all of the required documents are received in the filing office no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 11, 2016.

Any person wishing to hold any elective office within the City must be at least 18 years of age and a registered voter of the City of Cathedral City on the day nomination papers are pulled and must remain a resident voter the entire term of office. You cannot run for elected office if you have been convicted of a felony involving accepting or giving, or offering to give, any bribe, the embezzlement of public money, extortion or theft of public money, perjury, or conspiracy to commit any of those crimes.

Resolution 2016-29 – Calling and Giving Notice of Holding a General Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Resolution 2016-30 – Establishing Regulations for Candidates Pertaining to Candidate Statements Submitted to the Voters on November 8, 2016

Qualified Candidates:

Stanley E. Henry - Mayor (Two Year Term)

Gregory Pettis - Council Member (Four Year Term)

John Aguilar - Council Member (Four Year Term)

Sergio Espericueta - Council Member (Four Year Term)


Measure P:

On July 13, 2016, the City Council adopted a Resolution ordering the submission to the qualified electors of the City a Measure amending the existing voter-approved tax on the operations of cannabis businesses, at the General Municipal Election, which will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

The question on the Ballot shall be as follows:

“To help fund municipal services, including police protection and crime suppression services, fire prevention and suppression services, emergency medical services, park, recreation, and library facilities and services, shall an ordinance amending the existing cannabis tax be adopted that would expand the tax to apply to recreational cannabis, if legalized, and apply a tax of $25 per square foot of cultivation space, and $1.00 for every gram of cannabis concentrate and every unit of cannabis-infused product?”

Resolution 2016-35 – Ordering the submission to the voters a City Measure amending the existing voter-approved tax on the operations of cannabis businesses.

Measure HH:

On August 10, 2016 the City Council adopted a Resolution ordering the submission to the Qualified Electors of the City a Measure Proposing the Adoption of a Charter for the City at the General Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

The question on the Ballot shall be as follows:

ADOPTION OF CHARTER. To enhance local control over municipal affairs, shall the City of Cathedral City Charter be adopted to establish Cathedral City as a charter city, and giving the City the power to establish public works contracting procedures, set penalties for violations of ordinances and resolutions, and appoint a city clerk?



Resolution 2016-36 ordering the submission to the qualified electors a Measure proposing the adoption of a Charter for the City.

Important Dates

  • July 18, 2016 through August 12, 2016 – Nomination Period
  • September 29 – October 29 – Registrar of Voters will mail Sample Ballots to Voters
  • October 10 – First day to apply for a vote by mail ballot
  • October 24 – Last day to register to vote or change address for the November Election
  • November 1 – Last day of regular vote by mail ballot application period
  • November 8 – Election Day

Last updated: 10/13/2016 11:51:03 AM