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Palm Springs certified election results released, winners declared

11-21-GARNER-WOODS-KORS-CERTIFIED RESULTS

The certified election results for the Palm Springs City Council have been released by the Riverside County Registrar.

Voters made history on November 5 in the city's first round of by-district elections to chose three people to sit on the Palm Springs City Council.

The final update kept ultimate results consistent with what early return reflected; Grace Garner won District 1, Dennis Woods won District 2, and Geoff Kors won District 3.

The vote total breakdowns, by district:

District 1

  • GRACE ELENA GARNER - 843
  • LES YOUNG - 546
  • SCOTT MYER - 269
  • MICHAEL SHOGREN - 35
  • Total Votes - 1,696

District 2

  • DENNIS WOODS - 1,261
  • ADRIAN ALCANTAR - 584
  • PETER J. MAIETTA - 481
  • Total Votes - 2,334

District 3

  • GEOFF KORS - 1,564
  • ALAN "ALFIE" PETTIT - 356
  • MICHAEL J. DILGER - 133
  • Total Votes - 2,079

"By law, a request for a recount must be filed with the Registrar of Voters office within five days after election results are certified. The deadline to request a recount is Nov. 26," read the release from the Registrar accompanying the results. "The cost of a recount is paid for by the requestor. For information regarding the recount process, please call the Registrar of Voters office at (951) 486-7330."

The Registrar has 28 days to certify results.

The election was the city's first to use the district system, in which the city is divided into five districts and residents of each select a council member from that specific area. City Council elections had traditionally be done on an at-large basis, with voters citywide choosing from a slate of candidates to fill available seats.

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