Registrar of Voters Tells Rancho Mirage Voters to Drop Off Ballots, Rather Than Mail

Rancho Mirage residents voting in the City Council election should drop off ballots at the registrar's office after tomorrow, rather than mail them, election officials said Tuesday.

No polling station will be open for the April 8 contest, which will be decided by ballots dropped off at the City Clerk's office or outside the Registrar of Voters' office in Riverside.

After tomorrow, voters should put ballots in the drop-off box at the Rancho Mirage City Clerk's office, or the 24-hour drop box outside the Riverside County Registrar of Voters' office at 2724 Gateway Drive in Riverside.

Ballots must be received by 8 p.m. next Tuesday to be counted.

Four incumbents and two challengers are running for council seats.

City Council members Scott Hines, Dana Hobart and Iris Smotrich are seeking re-election to four-year terms.

Furniture store owner Charles Townsend Vinci is also competing for one of the seats, though he's politically aligned with Hobart and Smotrich.

Councilman Ted Weill is trying to fend off a challenge by former Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce CEO Stuart Whiteeagle Ackley.

Weill was appointed to fill the seat left vacant after the 2012 death of Gordon Moller.

The Weill-Ackley contest will decide who serves out the final two years of Moller's term.

– City News Service.


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